Seventy-Five years after the publication of one of publishing’s major blockbusters of the 20th century, NPR looks back at the woman who won a Pulitzer Prize for her only published novel. Gone With the Wind has been one of the most popular books of all time, and has sold over 30 million copies:
In June 1936, a blockbuster of a book was published; it gave the world a sense of the Old South, an unforgettable heroine and (in the movie version) the phrase "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn."The full piece is here.
Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind sold one million copies in its first six months, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 and brought an explosion of unexpected, unwished-for celebrity to its author.
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