Margaret Mitchell of Atlanta Author:Finis Farr 380-20594 — lccn: 65-22974 — The incredible story of a remarkable woman who, for her own amusement, wrote what became a bestselling novel--and one of the greatest motion pictures of all time. (front cover) — The Housewife Who Won The Pulitzer Prize — Friends would ask Margaret Mitchell, "How's the great American novel going?" — "It stinks," Margaret ... more »wold say. "I don't know why I bother with it, but I've got nothing to do with my time."
From a tatterdemalion manuscript "no one's going to want to see" to a magnificent novel which has sold twelve million copies in twenty-six languages, GONE WITH THE WIND became the most popular motion picture of all time, winning ten Academy Awards. The story behind GONE WITH THE WIND is also the story of a shy, reticent woman who was ten years old before she found out that the South had lost the Civil War.
Finis Farr's engrossing book is both a fascinating study of the social phenomena of the bestseller, and a delightful biography of the woman who made Peachtree Street known in ever corner of the world.« less