first editionoriginal gray leather elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt, brown silk moiree endpapers, all edges gilt
by MITCHELL Margaret
Norwalk, Connecticut: The Easton Press, (1996). First edition was published in 1936. original gray leather elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt, brown silk moiree endpapers, all edges gilt. Fine. Quarto. Illustrated by John Groth Mitchell was a one book author, perhaps wisely so, as anything further from this Pulitzer Prize winning author would almost have had to suffer by comparison. She was killed by a hit-and-run driver while crossing a street in her native Atlanta.Gone with the Wind was popular with American readers from the outset and was the top American fiction bestseller in the year it was published and in 1937. As of 2014, a Harris poll found it to be the second favorite book of American readers, just behind the Bible. More than 30 million copies have been printed worldwide.Written from the perspective of the slaveholder, Gone with the Wind is Southern plantation fiction. Its portrayal of slavery and African Americans has been considered controversial, especially by succeeding generations, as well as its use of a racial epithet and ethnic slurs common to the period. However, the novel has become a reference point for subsequent writers about the South, both black and white. Scholars at American universities refer to it in their writings, interpret and study it. The novel has been absorbed into American popular culture.Mitchell received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for the book in 1937. It was adapted into a 1939 American film. The book is often read or misread through the film. - wikipedia[DAB. NAW]. (Inventory #: 24280)
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