Margaret Mitchell

The amazing popularity of her novel Gone with the Wind, its heroine Scarlett O'Hara, and the film they inspired made ex-Atlanta Journal reporter Margaret Mitchell a twentieth-century cultural phenomenon. When it was published in 1936, Mitchell's romance of the Old South sold more copies than any other American novel in history. Meanwhile Atlanta-born "Peggy" Mitchell won both of the United States's two highest honors for fiction - the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

Perpetually in print, GWTW has been published in more than forty different countries, and debate and study of Mitchell's literary achievement has been practically as persistent and widespread as the book's popularity. Two standard scholarly indexes on the Georgia Library Learning Online network (GALILEO) show that Mitchell's work has attracted at least 69 separate critical articles and monographs since 1963 (MLA Bibliography) and at least 25 dissertations since 1980 (Dissertation Abstracts).

In 1999, an Associated Press panel voted Margaret Mitchell one of the most influential Georgians of the 20th century, second only to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Photo courtesy of the Hargrett Rare Book & Manuscript Library.



The following titles represent some of the many editions of Gone With the Wind, along with other  writings by Margaret Mitchell, to be found in the Hall of Fame collection of the Hargrett Library:

Gone With the Wind. Macmillan, 1936.

Gone With the Wind, two-volume edition. Macmillan, 1939.

Gone With the Wind, motion picture edition. Macmillan, 1939.

Kaze To Tomo Ni Sarinu. Trans. By Okabo Yasuo. Tokyo: Mikasa Shob¯o, 1939.

Kaze To Tomo Ni Sarinu. Tokyo: Kawaide-Shobo, 1960.

E o vento levou. Rio de Janeiro: Pongetti, 1961.

Gejaagd door de wind. Den Haag, Zuid-hollandsche uitgevers maatschappij, 1962.

Prohujalo Sa Vihorom. Novi Sad: Bratstvo-Jedinstvo, 1962.

Elfújta a Szél,Regény. Novi Sad, Hungary: Forum Könyvkiado, 1965.

V Vrtincu: Roman. Maribor: Zalozba obzorja, 1965.

Lo Que el Viento Se Llevó. Barcelona: Editora Aymá, 1966.

Gone With the Wind, two-volume edition. Heritage Press, 1968.

Borta Med Vinden. Stockholm: Bonniers, 1969.

Tatt av vinden. Norway: Bokklubben, 1969.

Odviate Vetrom; Juh proti Severu. Bratislava: Slovenský Spisovatel, 1973.

Mitchell, Margaret with Jane Bonner Peacock, ed. A Dynamo Going to Waste: Letter to Allen Edee, 1919-1921.Peachtree Publication, 1985.

Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind Letters, 1936-1949. New York: Collier Books; London: Collier Macmillan, 1986.

Jih Proti Severu: Co Odval Vitr. [Sv.] 1. Praha: Nase vojsko, 1991.

Her Byline Was Peggy Mitchell: A Collection of 'Gone With the Wind' Author Margaret Mitchell's Stories Published in the Atlanta Journal Magazine, 1922-1926. Atlanta, Ga.: Atlanta Journal: Atlanta Constitution, 1991.

Lo Que el Viento Se Llevo. Barcelona: Ediciones B, 1996.

Ztracena laska. sestavila, [predmluvu, uvod, vysvetlivky a edicni poznamku napsala] Debra Freerova; [z anglictiny prelozila Zuzana Stankova]. Praha: Nase vojsko, 1996.

Elsüllyedt Múlt. [Hungary?]: Alexandra, 1996.

Gone With the Wind. New York: Scribner, 1996.

A Ilha Perdida. Rio de Janeiro: Record, 1996.

Insel der Verlorenen Träume. Bergisch Gladbach [Germany]: Lübbe, 1996.

L'isola in Fondo al Mare. Milano: Rizzoli, 1996.

Lost Laysen. Jakarta: PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 1996.

Lost Laysen. China, 1996.

Lost Laysen. New York: Scribner, 1996.

Lost Laysen. London: Orion, 1996.

Paratiisisaari. Helsingissä: Kustannusoakeyhtiö Otava, 1996.

Rosuto Raisen. T¯oky¯o: K¯odansha, 1996.

Shih lo ti Lieh-sen tao = Lost Laysen. [T`ai-pei shih]: Chih k`u ku fen yu hsien kung ssu, 1996.

Stratený Ostrov. Bratislava [Slovakia]: Slovenský spisovatel, 1996.

Verzonken Laysen. Amsterdam: De Boekerij, 1996.

Zaudeta Leisena. Jumava, 1996.

Before Scarlett: Girlhood Writings of Margaret Mitchell. Athens, Ga.: Hill Street Press, 2000.

Margaret Mitchell: Reporter. Ed. by Patrick Allen. Athens, Ga.: Hill Street Press, 2000.

I Want to be Famous: The Writings of Young Margaret Mitchell. Athens, Ga.: Hill Street Press, 2002.

Унесенные ветром : роман. Москва: "Ėksmo", 2005.Gone With the Wind. London: Pan Books, 2014.

Manuscript Holdings

The Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Georgia is the principal repository of  Margaret Mitchell's family papers and the author's papers concerning the publication of Gone With the Wind, including personal correspondence, research materials, photographs, and family legal materials.

The Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library of Emory University, Atlanta, holds a collection of letters, personal papers, photos of Margaret Mitchell, as well as some papers relating to the Hollywood adaptation of Gone With the Wind.

The Margaret Mitchell Permanent Exhibit/Collection of the Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library's Special Collections Department holds books from Margaret Mitchell's research library as well as family photos and documents from the writer's estate.