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The Road to Tara by Anne Edwards

The Road to Tara by Anne Edwards

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The Road to Tara

The Life of Margaret Mitchell

by Anne Edwards

Hodder and Stoughton, 1983, [First Edition], ISBN 0340323485, black and white photographic plates, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, ex-library with stamps and stickers to back endpapers, tape residue to covers, clipped dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping, chipping, creasing and minor discoloration, no inscriptions (see photographs)

“Margaret Mitchell wrote only one novel, but in the six months following publication, it sold 1,000,000 copies, 50,000 of them in one day.  Gone With the Wind was a phenomenon.  Ten years in the writing, it inspired one of the most successful films of all time, and still sells tens of thousands of copies every year.
Yet Margaret Mitchell remains a shadowy figure.  Following her death as a result of a car crash in 1949, her family were assiduous in destroying evidence of her work, including all manuscripts and notes relating to Gone With the Wind (with the exception of certain pages of the original script that would prove her authorship if ever this were to be challenged), and the carbon copies of letters sent over more than a decade.  All correspondents were even asked to destroy the originals of her letters.
Miraculously not everyone complied with the request.  Hence Anne Edwards has been able to reconstruct Margaret Mitchell’s life and how she came to write Gone With the Wind.”

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