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Margaret Mitchell

Writer of 'Gone with the Wind'
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Net worth 2018: $1.9 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Country: United States
BirthDay: 8 November 1900
Died On: August 16, 1949
Education: Atlanta's Washington Seminary (now The Westminster Schools), Smith College

Margaret Mitchell was bornon 8 November 1900 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States, American, is Writer of 'Gone with the Wind'. Even though Margaret Mitchell wrote only one novel ‘Gone with the Wind’, she managed to capture the attention of readers around the world and even won a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for the same. She became a worldwide name touching a wide range of booklovers with her prolific work that she took nearly a decade to complete. Considered one of the rarest jewels of American literary history, this novel went on to enjoy admiration even after her death. Her love for literature stemmed from her love for reading; a habit she cultivated when she was a young girl. She drew inspiration for writing from her own personal experiences which made it all the more fascinating to readers. Even though the world recognizes her for her work, ‘Gone with the Wind’, she did write as a teenager. Apart from her major work ‘Gone with the Wind’, she also wrote other novels such as ‘Lost Laysen’, which was published much after her death.


However, her career was cut short after a fatal accident in 1949, which put an end to all her literary dreams


She became an instantaneous celebrity with the novel and the book even gave way to a film adaptation in 1939


‘Gone with the Wind’, published in 1936, was written for nearly ten years before it was published


In order to get rid of the dullness in her life in 1926 and after suffering from a broken ankle, she started working on a novel that would later be titled, ‘Gone with the Wind’


On July 4, 1925, she married John Marsh, with whom she had a relatively happy marriage


From 1923 to 1926, she had written as many as 129 article pieces, 85 news stories and manifold book reviews


Her first story, ‘Atlanta Girl Sees Italian Revolution’ was published in 1922


She went through an appendectomy in 1919, following which she gave up her dreams of pursuing a journalistic career


She then joined Smith College in 1918, where she was an average student and took on the nickname, ‘Peggy’


In 1916, she wrote ‘Lost Laysen’ at the age of 15, which she dedicated to her boyfriend, who later passed away


In 1909, she wrote, ‘The Knight and the Lady’, the first of her stories and four years later, she wrote, ‘The Arrow Brave and the Deer Maiden’


Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell was born on November 8, 1900 to Mary Isabel and Eugene Muse Mitchell in Atlanta, Georgia

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