Lisa Schwarzbaum
November 27, 1992 AT 05:00 AM EST

Southern Daughter: The Life Of Margaret Mitchell

type
Book
Current Status
In Season
author
Darden Asbury
publisher
Oxford University Press
genre
Biography, Nonfiction

We gave it a B

Scarlett O’Hara was a pip, but Mitchell was a piece of work. In this devoutly academic biography, Southern Daughter: The Life of Margaret Mitchell, Darden Asbury Pyron describes a Southern belle who took a job as a newspaperwoman at 22 but left it four years later to devote her life to a series of real and imaginary ailments. After GWTW, she never wrote another thing, except for some 10,000 letters. B

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