"THE MOST FAMOUS NOVEL IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE"
Gone With the Wind
"As God is my witness, as God is my witness, the Yankees aren't
going to lick me. I'm going to live through this, and when it's over,
I'm never going to be hungry again. No, nor any of my folks. If I have
to steal or kill -- as God is my witness, I'm never going to be hungry
FIRST EDITION IN FIRST ISSUE DUST JACKET of Mitchell's Pulitzer-Prize
winning epic of Scarlett O'Hara's near-mythic love affair with Rhett
Butler, one of the most popular and enduring novels in American
Gone With the Wind "appeared to overwhelming popular and
critical acclaim in the summer of 1936. It immediately broke all sales
records, and it won the Pulitzer Prize the next year. David O.
Selznick's 1939 film version, which won ten Academy Award nominations
and seven Oscars, including best picture, guaranteed the novel's
immortality, and the novel itself remains a popular classic. Twice since
its original publication it has reappeared on the New York Times
bestseller list, in 1986 and again in 1991. It also has been translated
into every major language of the world and many more obscure tongues. It
has spawned a minor industry in publishing and spin-offs (from Mammy
dolls and china to housing developments), and Mitchell's language has
become a part of American lingo. In all probability it is the most
popular and widely read novel in the world and the most famous novel in
the English language" (American National Biography).
New York: Macmillan, 1936. Octavo, original cloth, original dust jacket.
Book near-fine, dust jacket with light edgewear and a little bit of
soiling; upper flap fold clipped. An exceptionally well-preserved copy.