Margaret Mitchell

Margaret Mitchell was an American novelist and journalist. She is best known for her only novel, 'Gone with the Wind' (1936), for which she won the National Book Award for Most Distinguished Novel of 1936 and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1937. The novel is one of the most popular books of all time and was adapted into a highly successful film in 1939. Mitchell's work is renowned for its vivid portrayal of the American South during the Civil War and Reconstruction era.


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  1. 1. Gone With the Wind

    Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War and Reconstruction era, this novel follows the life of a young Southern belle, who is known for her beauty and charm. Her life takes a turn when she is forced to make drastic changes to survive the war and its aftermath. The story revolves around her struggle to maintain her family's plantation and her complicated love life, especially her unrequited love for a married man, and her tumultuous relationship with a roguish blockade runner.

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