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Margaret Mitchell was a famous American novelist. In 1926, Mitchell was immobilized by a broken ankle and began writing a novel that would become ‘Gone With the Wind.’ The novel made Mitchell an instant celebrity and earned her the Pulitzer Prize in 1936. Just three years later, the film version was released to wide acclaim. Mitchell’s Civil War-era masterpiece has been translated into 27 languages and sold more than 30 million copies worldwide.

Mitchell was born on November 8, 1900, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Irish-Catholic parents. Before she could write, Mitchell loved to make up stories and later wrote her adventure books, which she crafted from cardboard. While she wrote hundreds of books as a child, her literary endeavors went beyond novels and stories. She directed and acted in plays she wrote while attending the private Woodberry School. Mitchell enrolled at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1918. The death of Mitchell’s mother four months later would blow Mitchell’s family. After finishing her first year at Smith, Mitchell returned to Atlanta to prepare for debutante season, where she met Berrien Kinnard Upshaw. Their marriage ended abruptly four months later when Upshaw left for the Midwest and never returned.

Margaret Mitchell was a debutante who challenged society with a spirited dance until a tragic accident led to her untimely death in 1949. Throughout her life, Mitchell rebelled against the oppression of women: she was a tomboy, a defiant debutante, a brazen flapper, and one of Georgia’s first female newspaper reporters. She became a philanthropist who funded African-American education, risking her life.

#1 Margaret Mitchell Arrives to Christen Cruiser, New York

Margaret Mitchell Arrives to Christen Cruiser, New York

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#2 Margaret Mitchell, author of ‘Gone With The Wind,’ in New York to christen the U.S.S. Atlanta tomorrow in Kearny, New Jersey, 1941

Margaret Mitchell, author of 'Gone With The Wind,' in New York to christen the U.S.S. Atlanta tomorrow in Kearny, New Jersey, 1941

She has recently joined the Atlanta, Georgia branch of the American Women's Voluntary Services.

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#3 Margaret Mitchell reads written and wired congratulations in her home in Atlanta, Georgia, following announcement that the novel had won the Pulitzer Prize.

Margaret Mitchell reads written and wired congratulations in her home in Atlanta, Georgia, following announcement that the novel had won the Pulitzer Prize.

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#4 Margaret Mitchell photographed at her home in Atlanta, (locale of the book), after the announcement that her novel had won the Pulitzer Prize.

Margaret Mitchell photographed at her home in Atlanta, (locale of the book), after the announcement that her novel had won the Pulitzer Prize.

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#5 The American writer Margaret Mitchell writing sitting at a table, 1936

The American writer Margaret Mitchell writing sitting at a table, 1936

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#6 Margaret Mitchell lies hurt on the paving of Peachtree Street in Atlanta, a street made famous in her novel.

Margaret Mitchell lies hurt on the paving of Peachtree Street in Atlanta, a street made famous in her novel.

She was knocked down by a motorist, identified as Hugh D. Gravitt, taxi company employee. Mrs. Mitchell and her husband, John Marsh, were strolling to a nearby movie theater when she was hit.

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#7 Margaret Mitchell at USS Atlanta Commissioning, 1941

Margaret Mitchell at USS Atlanta Commissioning, 1941

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#8 Margaret Mitchell holds a copy of her best-selling novel during her first New York interview at her publishers’ office in 1938.

Margaret Mitchell holds a copy of her best-selling novel during her first New York interview at her publishers' office in 1938.

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#9 Margaret Mitchel reads written and wired congratulations in her home in Atlanta, Georgia, following announcement that the novel had won the Pulitzer Prize.

Margaret Mitchel reads written and wired congratulations in her home in Atlanta, Georgia, following announcement that the novel had won the Pulitzer Prize.

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#10 Novelist Margaret Mitchell sits at her desk at home in Georgia following the announcement that her novel Gone with the Wind had won the Pulitzer Prize.

Novelist Margaret Mitchell sits at her desk at home in Georgia following the announcement that her novel Gone with the Wind had won the Pulitzer Prize.

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#11 Margaret Mitchell, 1930

Margaret Mitchell, 1930

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#12 Mitchell, Margaret.

Mitchell, Margaret.

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#13 Margaret Mitchell.

Margaret Mitchell.

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