The Original Manuscript of ‘Gone With the Wind’ Rediscovered


The final typescript of the final four chapters of Margaret Mitchell’s 1937 Pulitzer Prize-winner Gone With the Wind, which was assumed to have been burned by the author’s husband following her death (per her instructions), has turned up in the Pequot Library in Southport, Connecticut — the same place where it has been “hiding” since George Brett Jr., Mitchell’s publisher, donated it to the library’s collection in the 1950s. Related trivia: Two additional chapters from the final typescript are located in a vault in Atlanta which is only to be opened “if a question ever arises about the authorship of Gone With the Wind.” [via NYT]