New York: Mc Millan, 1936. First Edition. Original Cloth. With a 3 paragraph letter from Margaret Mitchell on her letterhead paper.
New York: The Macmillan Co., 1936. Hard Cover. Condition: Near Fine. First edition, first printing, with "May, 1936" to copyright page. Publisher's gray cloth, stamped in teal to front board and spine. A near fine copy with a touch of rubbing to extremities, small closed tears to the center of each spine end, light toning to page edges; lacking the original dust jacket. Overall, a beautiful copy. Housed in a full grey Morocco clamshell box.
Upon publication, Ms. Mitchell was inundated with books, waiting to be signed. Despite her efforts, she was unable to keep up with the demand for her autograph. Instead, in keeping with her sense of humor, the author included a personalized letter, typed and signed.
The letter is addressed to “My Dear Mrs. Watson” and goes on to describe how time-consuming book signing really is. This letter provides its readers with a quick glimpse into the mind of a best-selling author and a remarkable woman.
Gone with the Wind won Margaret Mitchell both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Perhaps best described as a work of historical fiction.
The novel tells of archetypal Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara as she grows from a young woman into maturity against the backdrop of the American Civil War. Like many of the early 20th century Southern writers, Mitchell portrays an idyllic image of the antebellum South. While it can be legitimately criticized for its insensitivity to the treatment of African Americans who were enslaved, Mitchell's novel demonstrates how the South was decimated by the Civil War and continued to suffer under the Northern-sanctioned Restoration. It is also the basis of the 1939 Academy Award-winning movie, the conflicted love story of rebellious Scarlett and Rhett Butler remains an American classic. Very Good / No DJ. Item #228
Price (USD): $9,250.00