Southern Daughter: The Life of Margaret Mitchell

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Margaret Mitchell's "Gone with the Wind" is perhaps one of the most famous American novels of the 20th century. Her life story is equally compelling. As much the classic Southern belle as Scarlett O'Hara, she shunned her privileged background to forge a career in the male-dominated newspaper business, lending her support to numerous radical cultural and intellectual movements. Her one and only novel sold over one million copies in the first six months alone. This biography captures the provincial Southern culture that influenced Mitchell's writing and examines her life after the epic.

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"Riveting reading....Pyron offers a compelling portrait of the spirited, complex author of Gone With the Wind, a perceptive psychological analysis of the novel, and an examination of the work's changing critical fortunes as the South has been transformed....The reader is swept right along....A fascinating portrait."--Kirkus Reviews"Not just a biography of an interesting woman (although it certainly is that). It is also a fascinating portrait of the 'smart set' of the interwar South, a class itself now gone with the wind, yet one that in its time produced a remarkable outpouring of literary and journalistic talent. Pyron's account deserves the attention of anyone interested in twentieth-century Southern letters--or twentieth-century Southern life."--John Shelton Reed, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

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About the Author: Darden Asbury Pyron is Professor of History at Florida International University.

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