Friday, October 27, 2017

Gone with the Wind: Remembering Struggle and Courage

Via Mike
 Gone with the Wind: Remembering Struggle and Courage
Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh greeting Margaret Mitchell, center, at the “Gone with the Wind” movie premiere held in Atlanta in 1939.

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“There was once a land of Cavaliers and cotton fields called the Old South. Here in this pretty world Gallantry took its last bow. Here was last ever seen the Knights and their Ladies Fair, master and slave. Look for it only in books because it is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization Gone with the Wind.”

Gone with the Wind, first published in June 1936, is according to many sources, the most successful and widely read novel ever published in America. The author, Margaret Mitchell of Atlanta, received a Pulitzer Prize in May of 1937 for her sweeping historical novel of the Old South set during the War for Southern Independence and Reconstruction. The novel was also wildly successful internationally. 

By 1965, it had been published in twenty-five different languages in twenty-nine countries.

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