“Atlanta native Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel, Gone With the Wind, occupies an important place in American literature. After breaking publishing records with one million copies sold within six months, the novel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, has been translated into over forty languages, and seventy-five years later remains one of the best-selling novels of all time.
Throughout the 2011 anniversary, the Atlanta History Center’s Margaret Mitchell House, birthplace of Gone With the Wind, proudly celebrates the 75th anniversary of the publication of Mitchell’s acclaimed novel presenting a variety of exclusive public programs.” (excerpt from the Margaret Mitchell House programs announcement)
The book inspired one of the most-loved movies of all time. The movie version of the book debuted in 1939, starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, and was the winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Here in the UTC Special Collections, we would like to offer up our own little celebration of Ms. Mitchell’s enduring work. We will have on exhibit our first edition, first state copy of Gone with the Wind that was acquired in late 2010. Please visit the first floor of the library, between May 26- July 25 for a glimpse of this rare volume.
The Margaret Mitchell House will be celebrating the anniversary all year long. Please visit the above link to see what programs are available.