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Margaret Mitchell (1) (1900–1949)

Autor(a) de Gone with the Wind

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About the Author

Margaret Mitchell, 1900 - 1949 Novelist Margaret Mitchell was born November 8, 1900 in Atlanta, Georgia to Eugene Muse Mitchell, a prominent attorney, and Maybelle Stephens Mitchell, a suffragette. She attended Smith College from 1918-1919 to study psychiatry, but she had to return to Atlanta when mostrar mais her mother died during the great flu epidemic of 1918. In 1922, she married Red Upshaw but left him three months later and had the marriage annulled. In 1925, she married John Marsh, the best man at her first wedding. He died in 1952. Mitchell joined the prestigious Debutante Club, but her public drinking, smoking and her performance of an Apache dance in a sensual costume, ended that for her. She was refused membership to the Atlanta Junior League. She began her writing career as a feature writer for the Atlanta Journal. She authored a freelance column for the paper called Elizabeth Bennett's Gossip. Mitchell is the author of the best selling novel of all time, "Gone with the Wind" (1936). In 1939, the film version was a smash hit and it received ten Academy Awards. Scarlett's original name was Pansy, which was also the book's working title, but editors insisted that it would be changed because of its use in the North to refer to homosexuals. Other early titles of the book were "Tote the Weary Load" and "Tomorrow Is Another Day." It is believed that the character Rhett Butler was inspired by her first husband Red Upshaw, and the character Ashley Wilkes was inspired by her first fiance, the attractive and idealistic Lieutenant Clifford Henry. Henry was killed in France during World War I and Mitchell declared him as the one great love of her life. On August 16, 1949, Margaret Mitchell died of injuries she received when she was hit by an intoxicated cabdriver while crossing Peachtree Street in Atlanta. She was mourned by so many that tickets had to be distributed for the funeral. Published posthumously was "Lost Laysen" (1996), which was a novella Mitchell wrote in 1915, at the age of fifteen, as a gift for her boyfriend. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Margaret Mitchell

Gone with the Wind (1936) 23,404 cópias
Gone with the Wind [1939 film] (1939) — Novel — 1,004 cópias
Lost Laysen (1996) 403 cópias
Gone with the Wind (Part 1/3) (1939) 111 cópias
Margaret Mitchell, Reporter (2000) 28 cópias
Vējiem līdzi (2001) 2 cópias
Tuulest viidud I 2 cópias
Pe aripile vântului 2 1 exemplar(es)
Pe aripile vântului 1 1 exemplar(es)
Scarlett 1 exemplar(es)
Via col vento (1991) 1 exemplar(es)
Gone with the Wind, Vol. 2 (of 2) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Przeminęło z wiatrem. T. 1 (2003) 1 exemplar(es)
I Want to Be Famous (2002) 1 exemplar(es)
Gone with the Wind, Vol. 1 (of 2) — Autor — 1 exemplar(es)
Vējiem līdzi 1 exemplar(es)
Gone with the Wind 1 exemplar(es)
Unesennye vetrom. T. 2 (2014) 1 exemplar(es)
Unesennye vetrom. Tom 2 (2013) 1 exemplar(es)
Unesennye vetrom : roman. Tom 1 (1991) 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum

Nome padrão
Mitchell, Margaret
Nome de batismo
Mitchell, Margaret Munnerlyn
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de enterro
Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Local de nascimento
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Local de falecimento
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Causa da morte
Hit and run accident
Locais de residência
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Smith College
Georgia Women of Achievement (1994)
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame



2024 - Great read! Educational and interesting.
DannyKeep | outras 439 resenhas | Mar 1, 2024 |
Story: 9 / 10
Characters: 10
Setting: 10
Prose: 8

Absolutely one of the best books I've ever read and certainly the best Romance book I've come across.
MXMLLN | outras 439 resenhas | Jan 12, 2024 |
In spite of the horrifying racism that is woven throughout this book's point of view, I can't help but love this story. The book's main protagonists, Scarlett and Rhett, are both selfish, manipulative, and cruel, but I can't help but cheer them on, groan at their mistakes, and wish for them to wake up and become the better people they have the potential to be. I wanted a happily ever after for them all. Of course nobody gets a happily ever after in this book, not even the only truly likeable character, Melanie. Of course even Melanie's character has to be considered with the perspective of time and changing social mores. I can't help but cringe at the thought that even in the 1930's when this book was written, a compassionate and selfless woman of high moral character would consider the murder of a cheating wife to be justifiable homicide. I suppose that's why I've enjoyed this story every time I've read it. Each character is finely drawn, with their flaws and strengths on full display, and they always behave according to character. Yet your perception of each changes over the course of the book as they themselves learn and grow through their experiences during war, reconstruction, and with one another.… (mais)
Doodlebug34 | outras 439 resenhas | Jan 1, 2024 |
Enjoyed how awful Scarlett could be. Had originally thought it would be more a romance in the 'boy-meets-girl' sense but it was more of a surviving the American Civil War story, found the plot interesting but also the writing was stunningly racist. Product of it's time for sure.
Side note: watched the movie, and it was clear the Hayes' Code required some plot points to be left out.
cactuscat | outras 439 resenhas | Dec 30, 2023 |


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