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Traces the life of Margaret Mitchell and her twenty-four-year marriage to John Marsh, and describes how he helped her create her Pulitzer prize winning novel
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Based on almost 200 previously unpublished letters and extensive interviews with their closest associates, Walker's biography of Margaret Mitchell and her husband, John Marsh, offers a new look into a devoted marriage and fascinating partnership that ultimately created a Pulitzer Prize winning novel. This edition of Walker's biography celebrates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the publication of Gone With the Wind in 1936.
In lively extracts from their letters to family and friends, John and Margaret, who also went by Peggy, describe the stormy years of their courtship, their bohemian lifestyle as a young married couple, the arduous but fulfilling years when Peggy was writing her famous novel, the thrill of its acceptance for publication and its literary success, and the excitement of the making of the movie. In telling the private side of this twenty-four-year marriage, author Marianne Walker reveals a long-suspected truth: Gone With the Wind might have never been written were it not for John Marsh. He was Peggy's best friend and constant champion, and he became her editor, proofreader, researcher, business manager, and the inspiration and motivation behind her writing. At every point, including the turbulent years of Mitchell's first marriage to Red Upshaw, it was John who provided the intellectual stimulation, emotional support, and editorial insights that allowed Peggy to channel her talents into the creation of her astounding Civil War epic. Through years of meticulous research, Marianne Walker reveals the intimate and moving love story between a husband and wife, and between a writer and her editor.About the Author:
MARIANNE WALKER is a professor of English and Philosophy at the University of Kentucky-Henderson Community College, where she has taught for more than twenty years. Walker's interest in Margaret Mitchell was sparked in 1985 when she was invited to give a talk on GONE WITH THE WIND for the Kentucky Humanities Council. Her prodigious research efforts resulted in the best-selling biography of Margaret Mitchell and her husband, John Marsh. Walker has also written for The New York Times Book Review and the Louisville Courier-Journal. She lives with her family in Kentucky.
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