Born on November 8, 1900, Margaret 'Peggy' Mitchell is the celebrated Pulitzer Prize winning author of 'Gone With The Wind'. A journalist and newswoman in Atlanta, Georgia, Mitchell wrote the majority of the novel from 1926 until 1929 while she was recuperating from a broken ankle in the small apartment she shared with her second husband. Wanting to keep her writing efforts a secret from her friends, she would cover her Remington typewriter and loose papers with a towel whenever guests would visit. A fourth-generation Atlantan, Mitchell briefly attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She was married twice. Once to Berrien Kinnard Upshaw and once to John Robert Marsh. An intelligent, spirited woman, Mitchell spent much of her post-novel life fiercely protecting the copyright of 'Gone With The Wind'. Mitchell died on August 16, 1949 after being hit by a taxi. Per her request, the original manuscript was destroyed except for a few pages. As of 2006, the book has sold over 30,000,000 copies sold worldwide.
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Crescent Apartments--Atlanta: A National Register of Historic Places
Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind, lived in the ground floor Apartment Number 1 from 1925 to 1932 with her husband John Marsh.
Find A Grave - Margaret Mitchell
Provides date of birth and death, biography, burial location, photo of the author, tombstone image and virtual visitor memorial comments.
Georgia Writers Hall of Fame
Offers biography, bibliography and additional resources for charter member, Margaret Mitchell.
IMDb: Margaret Mitchell
Includes brief biography and discussion board.
Margaret Mitchell House and Museum
Features photographs and archival exhibits that tell the story of the author of the classic novel, "Gone With The Wind". Includes details of displays, upcoming events, history of the house, photos, hours, ticket prices, membership and directions. Located in Atlanta, Georgia.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: Margaret Mitchell
Biography, photos and suggested reading materials.
This Day in History: May 3
Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for Gone With the Wind.
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