Ever since the publication of her first and only novel, Gone With the Wind (1936), at the end of her life in 1949, Margaret Mitchell was constantly besieged with requests that she write a sequel to her novel, one in which readers would know whether Rhett Butler gave Scarlett O'Hara another opportunity or not. Mitchell refused to do such a thing, repeatedly claiming in interviews as well as privately that, for her, the novel ended where it ended, and she had no clue as to whether Scarlett managed to get her husband back. A very private person who bitterly resented the media attention that her novel had brought into her life, Mitchell specified in her will that she wanted no sequel to her work. Her heirs, her husband, John R. …

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