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Catholic church gets literary windfall

ATLANTA, Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A nephew of "Gone with the Wind" author Margaret Mitchell left half the literary rights to the novel to the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, a deacon said.

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Happy 75th, 'Gone With the Wind'

Happy 75th, 'Gone With the Wind'

ATLANTA, June 1 (UPI) -- Readers, unlike Rhett Butler, give a damn about Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With The Wind," the Civil War epic celebrating its 75th anniversary this month.

Byzantine Gospel proves to be fake

CHICAGO, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- What had been one of the greatest treasures in the University of Chicago library, a Byzantine copy of the Gospel of St. Mark, is a fake, officials said.

London's 'Gone with the Wind' a goner

LONDON, June 1 (UPI) -- A London stage production of "Gone with the Wind" will soon close after receiving lukewarm reviews and poor ticket sales, producers say.

Developers target Mitchell property

ATLANTA, March 15 (UPI) -- Two developers are bidding for a section of the Atlanta property previously owned by Margaret Mitchell, author of the famed novel "Gone with the Wind."

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Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell (November 8, 1900 – August 16, 1949) was an American author, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for her epic novel Gone with the Wind, her only major publication. This novel is one of the most popular books of all time, selling more than 30 million copies (see list of best-selling books). The film adaptation of it, released in 1939, became the highest-grossing film in the history of Hollywood, and it received a record-breaking ten Academy Awards (a record since eclipsed by Ben Hur, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, and Titanic with eleven wins each). Mitchell has been honored by the United States Postal Service with a 1¢ Great Americans series postage stamp.

Margaret Mitchell was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Eugene Muse Mitchell, a lawyer, and Mary Isabelle Stephens, often referred to as Maybell, a suffragist of Irish Catholic origin. Mitchell's brother, Alexander Stephens Mitchell, was four years her senior. Her childhood was spent in the laps of Civil War veterans and of her maternal relatives, who had lived through the Civil War.

After graduating from Washington Seminary (now The Westminster Schools), she attended Smith College, but withdrew during her freshman year in 1918. She returned to Atlanta to take over the household after her mother's death earlier that year from the great Spanish flu pandemic of 1918.

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