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Margaret Mitchell
Gone With The Wind - May 1936 FIRST EDITION - 1st Printing - Margaret MITCHELL
New York: Macmillan Company, 1936. Please see Item Description. Gone With the Wind MITCHELL, Margaret Publisher: The Macmillan Company Location: New York, NY Date: 1936 Binding: Octavo, full bound original gray cloth. Pages: 1047 Original Price: $3.00 Edition: First Edition Printing: First Printing Description: First Edition, First Printing of Margaret Mitchell's classic, with "Published May 1936" on the copyright page and no mention of other printings. A very nice example - one of only 5,000 First Printings. In 1923, Margaret Mitchell became a feature writer for the Atlanta Journal, and in 1925, married John Marsh, a public relations officer for Georgia Power. She found most of her assignments unfulfilling, and she soon left to try writing fiction more to her own taste. Her own harshest critic, she would not try to get her work published. She began to write Gone with the Wind in 1926, while recovering from an automobile accident. Over the next eight years she painstakingly researched for historical accuracy. She accumulated thousands of pages of manuscript. Here is how she later described her life's labor: "When I look back on these last years of struggling to find time to write between deaths in the family, illness in the family and among friends which lasted months and even years, childbirths (not my own), divorces and neuroses among friends, my own ill health and four fine auto accidents ... it all seems like a nightmare. I wouldn't tackle it again for anything. Just as soon as I sat down to write, somebody I loved would decide to have their gall-bladder removed. ... " … [Click Below for Full Description]
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