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A Week in Literary History

November 8th, 2002

American novelist Margaret Mitchell (Gone with the Wind, 1936) is born in 1900 in Atlanta, Ga.

Margaret Mitchell, b. November 8, 1900, d. 1949

Mitchell wasn’t exactly a one-book wonder, although her earlier novels don’t amount to much. She also wrote a fair amount of journalism in her day, but everything changed with the enormous popularity of Gone with the Wind in 1936 and then the second surge of adulation when the movie came out in 1939. Lost in all the fuss about Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh is the genuine quality of the book, which is very well written and nabbed all kinds of writing prizes. It’s America’s most famous historical novel by far, and also one of its best.

Suggested Reading Gone with the Wind, 1936.

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