Gone with the Wind Earns the Pulitzer

Gone With the Wind, the novel by Margaret Hamilton, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize on this date in 1937. The coming-of-age narrative chronicles the struggles of Scarlett O’Hara during Sherman’s “March to the Sea during the Civil War. With over 30 million copies currently in print worldwide, the book was also made into a highly successful film in 1939, and has become ingrained in American culture.

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