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    Author Margaret Mitchell Important 1937 Typed Letter Signed Signed, "Margaret Mitchell," one page, 6.75" x 10", Atlanta, Georgia, January 21, 1937. To Mrs. Guedry. In full: "Thank you for your letter and the clipping you enclosed [not included]. You and The Press were more than generous in what you did and I appreciate it so very much. Thank you so much, too, for the many nice things you wrote me about Gone With the Wind. Coming as they do from a newspaperwoman, I appreciated them all the more. You wrote that you wanted to ask me whether I, in my own mind, intended for Rhett Butler to go back to Scarlett. I must confess that you have me stumped on this matter, for I have no more idea than any reader as to what happened to the characters after Scarlett decided to go home to Tara. To me the book ended right there, and I do not know what happened to these two characters thereafter. I know I am not very helpful in this matter, but I just had to tell you the truth about it. Cordially." The recipient has made a notation in the upper right margin. Author Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949), a former newspaper reporter, was awarded the 1937 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for Gone With the Wind, her only published novel. This is a remarkable letter, in which Mitchell herself says she does not know what happened to her characters. Lightly soiled. Fine condition. Beautifully and elaborately framed to 30" x 21". Accompanied by COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2005
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