Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind

By Christina Lewis

Margaret Mitchell admired people who had gumption, people who fought their way through hard times triumphantly and came out survivors. She said that if her novel, Gone with the Wind, had a theme it was survival, "I wrote about the people who had gumption and the people who didn't."

Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell was born on November 8, 1900 in Atlanta, Georgia where she lived all of her life. Margaret was a writer from the time she could hold a pencil and a storyteller almost as soon as she could talk. She would gather her friends around her as she told them tales. Margar...

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