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Letters shed light on Gone With The Wind

Published on Jun 24, 2014 7:01 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - It’s not that Margaret Mitchell didn’t give a damn whether Scarlett O’Hara and Rhett Butler would ever get back together again in Gone With The Wind.

She simply didn’t know, according to letters to fans from the celebrated 20th century American novelist that have come up for auction in the United States this week.

“About the ending of the book and whether or not Rhett came back to his wife – well, you have me out on a limb,” wrote Mitchell five months after her best-seller was published in 1936.

“You see, I do not know myself. I honestly never thought about what happened to the characters after the book ended,” she explained.

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