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        Margaret Mitchell | Georgia Stories

        Margaret Mitchell is known as the author of Gone with the Wind, but there was more to this accomplished woman. Born in Atlanta in 1900, Margaret Mitchell grew up surrounded by relatives who told endless tales of the Civil War and Reconstruction. In 1923, she became a feature writer for the Atlanta Journal, and in 1925, she married John Marsh, a public relations officer for Georgia Power. In 1934, an editor from Macmillan's Publishers came to Atlanta seeking new authors. The rest of the story is well-known: the book that sold more copies worldwide than any other book except the Bible. The movie version grossed more money than any film before.


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