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Before Scarlett: Girlhood Writings of Margaret Mitchellby Margaret Mitchell
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An annotated collection of recently discovered childhood works of Margaret Mitchell. Mitchell, famous for Gone with the Wind, ordered all of her unpublished writings destroyed upon her death; these short stories and diary entries are almost all yet discovered to have escaped destruction. The stories, written from Mitchell's early youth to her teenage years, are supplemented with biographical notes and black and white photographs of the author, her family and friends as well as of the works themselves, shown in youthful cursive.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The prodigious childhood talent of Margaret Mitchell, author of "Gone With the Wind, " is brought to life in this collection of writings published on the 100th anniversary of her birth. Discovered at her Atlanta home are short stories, fairy tales, journal entries, essays, and one-act plays written between the ages of eight and 17. 24 photos.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -214).
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