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 masterpiece have been sold worldwide, and it has been translated into 27 languages. Mitchell was struck by a car and died in 1949, leaving behind Gone With the Wind as her only novel.
First edition, first printing (with “Published May, 1936” on copyright page); signed by the author on the front free endpaper; 8vo; mild toning and offsetting to pages, first issue dust-jacket (with rear panel headed “Macmillan Spring Novels” listing GWTW as the second title in the second column), top front jacket flap corner clipped but the publisher’s printed “$3.00” price still present on the lower flap portion, light wear, small historic restoration to top edge on spine-corner and shaved at bottom edge, otherwise very good and internally fine; custom cloth slip-case, some wear.
Stock ID: 100195