Книга: Mitchell Margaret «Gone with the Wind»

Gone with the Wind

Серия: "Pan 70th Anniversary"

One of the most famous love stories of all time. A special edition of Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell reissued with a bright retro design to celebrate Pan's 70th anniversary. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the American Civil War, Margaret Mitchell's magnificent historical epic is an unforgettable tale of love and loss, of a nation mortally divided and a people forever changed. Above all, it is the story of beautiful, ruthless Scarlett O'Hara and the dashing soldier of fortune, Rhett Butler. Since its first publication in 1936, Gone with the Wind has endured as a story for all our times and was immortalised in the 1939 film starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh.

Издательство: "Pan Books" (2017)

ISBN: 978-1-5098-6028-9

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Mitchell, Margaret

born Nov. 8, 1900, Atlanta, Ga., U.S.
died Aug. 16, 1949, Atlanta

U.S. writer.

Mitchell attended Smith College and then wrote for The Atlanta Journal before spending 10 years writing her one book, Gone with the Wind (1936, Pulitzer Prize; film, 1939). A story of the American Civil War and Reconstruction from the white Southern point of view, it was almost certainly the largest-selling novel in the history of U.S. publishing to that time. A parody of the book, as told from a slave's point of view, The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall, was published in 2001.

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▪ American novelist
in full  Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell 
born November 8, 1900, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
died August 16, 1949, Atlanta

      American author of the enormously popular novel Gone with the Wind.

      Mitchell attended Washington Seminary in her native Atlanta, Georgia, before enrolling at Smith College in 1918. When her mother died the next year, she returned home. Between 1922 and 1926 she was a writer and reporter for the Atlanta Journal. After an ankle injury in 1926, she left the paper and for the next 10 years worked slowly on a romantic novel about the Civil War and Reconstruction as seen from a Southern point of view. The novel featured Scarlett O'Hara, a strong-willed coquette and jezebel. From her family Mitchell had absorbed the history of the South, the tragedy of the war, and the romance of the Lost Cause. She worked at her novel sporadically, composing episodes out of sequence and later fitting them together. She apparently had little thought of publication at first, and for six years after it was substantially finished the novel lay unread. But in 1935 Mitchell was persuaded to submit her manuscript for publication.

      It appeared in 1936 as Gone with the Wind (quoting a line from the poem “Cynara” by Ernest Dowson). Within six months 1,000,000 copies had been sold; 50,000 copies were sold in one day. It went on to sell more copies than any other novel in U.S. publishing history, with sales passing 12,000,000 by 1965, and was eventually translated into some 25 languages and sold in about 40 countries. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1937. The motion-picture rights were sold for $50,000. The film, starring Vivien Leigh (Leigh, Vivien) and Clark Gable (Gable, Clark) and produced by David O. Selznick (Selznick, David O.), premiered in Atlanta on December 15, 1939, after an unprecedented period of advance promotion, including the highly publicized search for an actress to play Scarlett. It won eight major Oscars and two special Oscars at the Academy Awards and for two decades reigned as the top moneymaking film of all time. Mitchell, who never adjusted to the celebrity that had befallen her and who never attempted another book, died after an automobile accident in 1949. Four decades after Mitchell's death, her estate permitted the writing of a sequel by Alexandra Ripley, Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's “Gone with the Wind” (1991), which was generally unfavourably appraised by critics. In 2001 Mitchell's estate, citing copyright infringement, sued to block the publication of Alice Randall's The Wind Done Gone (2001), a parodic sequel to Gone with the Wind told from a former slave's perspective. Later that year the case was settled out of court. Mitchell's estate eventually authorized a second sequel, Rhett Butler's People (2007), which was written by historical novelist Donald McCaig.

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Источник: Mitchell, Margaret

См. также в других словарях:

  • gone with the wind — {adj. phr.} Gone forever; past; vanished. * /All the Indians who used to live here are gone with the wind./ * /Joe knew that his chance to get an A was gone with the wind when he saw how hard the test was./ Compare: DOWN THE DRAIN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • gone with the wind — {adj. phr.} Gone forever; past; vanished. * /All the Indians who used to live here are gone with the wind./ * /Joe knew that his chance to get an A was gone with the wind when he saw how hard the test was./ Compare: DOWN THE DRAIN …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Gone With the Wind — /wind/ a novel (1936) by Margaret Mitchell. * * * Gone with the Wind [Gone with the Wind] a popular US novel (1936) by Margaret Mitchell that won the ↑Pulitzer Prize. In 1939 it was made into one of the most successful films ever made, winning 10 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gone with the Wind — ist der englische Originaltitel des Romans Vom Winde verweht von Margaret Mitchell der gleichnamigen Verfilmung aus dem Jahr 1939, siehe Vom Winde verweht (Film) des von Margaret Mitchells Roman inspirierten Songs aus dem Jahr 1937, siehe Gone… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Gone with the Wind — (1939) a US film, based on a novel by Margaret Mitchell. Many people think it is one of the greatest romantic films ever made. It tells the story of a beautiful, determined woman called Scarlett O Hara, acted by Vivien Leigh, who lives in Georgia …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Gone with the Wind — This article is about the novel. For the film, see Gone with the Wind (film). For other uses, see Gone with the Wind (disambiguation). Gone With the Wind …   Wikipedia

  • Gone With the Wind — Эпизод «Шоу Кливленда» «Gone With the Wind» …   Википедия

  • Gone With the Wind — Autant en emporte le vent Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Autant en emporte le vent (Gone with the Wind, 1936), roman américain de Margaret Mitchell. Autant en emporte le vent (1939),… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gone with the Wind — Autant en emporte le vent Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Autant en emporte le vent (Gone with the Wind, 1936), roman américain de Margaret Mitchell. Autant en emporte le vent (1939),… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gone with the wind — Autant en emporte le vent Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Autant en emporte le vent (Gone with the Wind, 1936), roman américain de Margaret Mitchell. Autant en emporte le vent (1939),… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gone\ with\ the\ wind — adj. phr. Gone forever; past; vanished. All the Indians who used to live here are gone with the wind. Joe knew that his chance to get an A was gone with the wind when he saw how hard the test was. Compare: down the drain …   Словарь американских идиом


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