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Gone with the Wind. by MARGARET MITCHELL

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  • Description
    Gone with the Wind.
    Stock Code 108642
    New York, The Macmillan Company, 1936
    Margaret Mitchell was born in Atlanta, Georgia, in November 1900. After a broken ankle immobilised her in 1926, Mitchell started writing a novel that would become Gone With the Wind. Published in 1936, it made Mitchell an instant celebrity and earned her the Pulitzer Prize. The film version, also lauded far and wide, came out just three years later. More than 30 million copies of Mitchell's Civil War novel have been sold worldwide, and it has been translated into 27 languages. Sadly Mitchell was struck by a car and died in 1949, leaving Gone With the Wind as her only novel.

    First edition, first printing (with 'Published May, 1936' on copyright page); 8vo; publisher's grey cloth, titles to upper board and spine in blue, mustard yellow topstain, first issue dust-jacket (with rear panel headed 'Macmillan Spring Novels' listing Gone With The Wind as the second title in the second column), publisher's printed '$3.00' price present on the lower part of upper flap, minimally rubbed with a short, very slightly ragged tear at one fold, housed in a brown cloth, solander box, a very good example of one of the cornerstones of twentieth-century American literature.

    Stock ID:108642
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Period: 1920-1949
    Creation Date: 1936
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 108642
    Incollect Reference #: 629417
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