Margaret Mitchell’s only novel was Gone with the Wind, set in Clayton County and Atlanta, GA, during the Civil War and Reconstruction. The plot follows the life of Scarlett O’Hara, daughter of an Irish immigrant who owned the plantation Tara. The novel was first published in 1936. Beyond Scarlett’s love and business lives, the novel describes the 1864 fall of Atlanta and the overall devastation of war. Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937. The famed film based on the novel was produced in 1939 and received a total of 10 Academy Awards, a record that stood for 20 years.