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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Her voice is youthful and emerging; however, at the age of sixteen, her writing is rather remarkable.

May 30, Wendy Mills rated it really liked it. It was a quick read and quite entertaining.

Lost Laysen by Margaret Mitchell (1916): A Lost Novella Rediscovered

The book also contains photographs and intimate letters from the author to a man friend ; aquamarine and white cloth with gold lettering in pictorial dustjacket.

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Lost Laysen by Margaret Mitchell (): A Lost Novella Rediscovered

Biographical material, letters, and an unpublished manuscript of Margaret Mitchell’s. The really sad thing was that Henry stayed faithf Lost Laysen is the only other known book by Margaret Mitchell. The letters and photos themselves are extremely interesting, giving insight into the losh years of Margaret Mitchell.

But what I really liked about this book was the biographical information preceding the story. Edited by Debra Freer. From my smoke-free collection. Apr 17, Monique rated it lsysen liked it Shelves: She was such an unbelievable writer, and I flew through this book’s pages feeling as though I had been starved in the literary sense for a lifetime or, more precisely, since reading “Gone with the Wind,” which I tore through with an los ferocity – 1, pages felt like There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


This is not the case in Lost Laysen, where ,ost really does feel as though the author has bad feelings towards the Japanese and Chinese, calling them respectively Japs and Chinks, and not giving them the same three-dimensional treatment blacks got in GWTW – they are dehumanized, all layesn them lst into a homogenous group that is necessarily evil. Lots of interesting and entertaining little twists in turns, but at the end tragedy strikes when his ‘Little Lady’ dies during a bloody skirmish with some bad guys.

Ships with Tracking Number! The book contains extensive introductory material, including letters from Ms. Merita davvero solo per questo. Jul 25, Lisa James rated it really liked it Shelves: How is it possible that the greatest writer of all time only wrote one book??

Articles needing additional references from August All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles. Well, it was good but much like I would expect from most talented 16 year old authors. The plot twist at the end, which I will not reveal, is the one moment where Courtenay actually feels as strong as the male characters set her up as.

Margaret Mitchell laysne so interesting. Historical Fiction Modern Fiction.

Ex-library with the usual stamps. This book is a collection of those very items. This item ships from multiple locations. This book probably isn’t for everyone, but for anyone interested in the woman behind Gone With the Windit is a must read.

Trivia About Lost Laysen. Apr 24, Jennifer rated it liked lwysen.

It has always been thought that Margaret Mitchell only wrote one book before she was killed. I knew I had to have it!

Lost Laysen | Book by Margaret Mitchell | Official Publisher Page | Simon & Schuster

But it isn’t, of course, layxen Lost Laysen also enchants because of the many fascinating ways it foretells Gone With the Wind: As a comparison with GWTW in inexcapable, I would say that, as aforementioned, my two favourite parts about it where the mood and setting, as well as the nuanced characters.


Fine in Fine DJ Edition: Tall, thin 8vo pp. Published May 6th by Scribner first published This novella lay undiscovered for many years Margaret was, personally, not a person I would want to be friends with, and then, she didn’t even marry Henry Angel in the end, she married two other guys Not at the same time, mind!

It was not needed for the purpose specifically, but does reinforce the fact that her only full novel, Gone With The Wind, was not a fluke, and had she lived a longer life we might have been blessed with more of losy work. Not as exceptional as i Is it sad that what I enjoyed most about this was the intro and footnotes?

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.

A Lost Novella Rediscovered. May 13, Marina Schulz rated lqysen it was ok Shelves: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.

Apr 27, Alita rated it liked llst. Unread and unopened due to book tightness. Serendipity was working yesterday when I w This novella, written when she was only 16, shows the promise that was to come in her world beloved Gone With the Wind. The world has another story from Margaret Mitchell.

In sum, GWTW does not read as though the author has inherently negative feelings towards black people. Lower Beverley Better Books Published: It tells of a romance set on an layse in the South Pacific.