Lost Laysen [Margaret Mitchell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Until recently, the odd thought Margaret Mitchell had only one story to tell: . Written by the author of Gone with the Wind when she was a teen, Lost Laysen is a novella by Margaret Mitchell that demonstrates her. Lost Laysen By Margaret Mitchell – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period.

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This article about a s novel is a stub. Thus, though I enjoyed the first part, I could not help thinking that, had I known that that the novella was of inferior quality, I would have simply bought a full-size book on the author’s life.

I laysn everything about this book aside from those areas, layssen felt absolutely heart-wrenched upon reading the final listing of four short story titles Mitchell scrawled on the inside page of her first “Lost Laysen” notebook – four short stories she presumably wrote and that were presumably destroyed.

It could have used more historical context and, if we were meant to be heartbroken by the loss of the island, more time on the island, with its people, learning its history.

Jul 22, Emily Adams rated it it was amazing. Margaret Mitchell edited by Debra Freer. Hardcover in unclipped dustjacket. Oct 13, Danette V rated it it was amazing. A tale of yearning, valor, and devotion, Lost Laysen enthralls from its delightful beginning to its unforgettable end.

Second Hand Prose, Inc. Lost Laysen was such a wonderful tale written by the woman losst would later pen Gone with the Win What a great hidden gem!


Upon her death inher personal papers, almost all other writing, and even the original typescript of Gone With the Wind were destroyed. Lost Laysen on Amazon. Fine in Fine DJ. In sum, when I found out that Lost Laysen existed, I really, really wanted to get my hands on it, but became profundly disapointed, as it is not a good story, profundly racist, and certainly not worth the effort I made to get it.

Nov 16, Micol rated it liked it. Fine unmarked; in Near Fine unclipped jacket. The titles appear as though they would have given insight — whether real or fictionalized, we’ll never know — into her friends, her life, her emotions, and layseb relationships. In Lost Laysen, I felt that both were lacking, although this can, to some degree, though not lostt, be explained by the condensed novella format.

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It hurts to know that so many of her beautiful stories were destroyed. But it isn’t, of course, and Lost Laysen also enchants because of the many fascinating ways it foretells Gone With the Wind: A spirited tale of love and honor on a doomed South Pacific island called Laysen, Lost Laysen would be justly praised as a charming effort by a remarkable young talent if it were its author’s only work.

Lost Laysen

This book is a collection of those very items. He was one of many young men in her life, and the one she gave “Lost Laysen” to. Y el segundo oficial de un carguero se enamora de ella. Nationally respected Margaret Mitchell historianDebra Freer masterfully weaves Margaret Mitchell’s never-before-seen letters and photographs into a fascinating lostt that tells the story of Mitchell’s relationship with Henry Love Angel and puts laysrn writing of Lost Laysen into its proper context.


One large dog-earred page corner. This book probably isn’t for everyone, but for anyone interested in the woman behind Gone With the Windit is a must read.

I knew I had to have it! The actual story was very interesting. The novel is one of the most loat books of all time, selling more than 28 million copies. Benjamin Hish, Bookseller Published: First Edition, First Impression. I had laysrn idea that she was living that kind of life, I always thought she was a bored and boring woman, and I couldn’t be more wrong. An early manuscript by Mitchell recently discovered by her then suitor, Henry Love Angel.

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layen Edited by Debra Freer. The letters and pictures have provided us an insight into “Peg’s” style, attitude, candor, and writing. As for the short story, it had its moment of brilliance, but it wasn’t as engrossing as Margaret’s life. While in GWTW you learn to love Scarlett, who may be self-centered, but also has her strenghts, namely being tough as nails and doing everything to provide for her family, Lost Laysen’s characters are one-trait only caricatures, and either absolutely good, or absolutely bad, and nothing in between.

I have loved “Gone With the Wind” for years.