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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Mitchell and material about her relationship with Henry Love Angel.

Lost Laysen by Margaret Mitchell – FictionDB

My rating isn’t for just the story of “Lost Laysen. I purchased my copy at her museum home in Atlanta and read it before we left, so it made the experience very real and meaningful for me. Nonetheless, I feel that the choice she makes view spoiler [ to, after her loved one dies lst to defend the two of them, killing herself to “join him”, and to impeded the evildoers who intend to rape her to get to her body on time hide spoiler ]makes for a nice, but romanticized ending.

May 01, Melissa rated it liked it Shelves: Second Hand Prose, Inc. Refresh and try again. The love triangle also foreshadows the one in Mitchell’s more famous work, Gone with the Wind, where a man is in love with a woman he has no hope of winning over. Nationally respected Margaret Layesn historianDebra Freer masterfully weaves Margaret Mitchell’s never-before-seen letters and photographs into a fascinating introduction that tells the story of Mitchell’s relationship with Henry Love Angel and puts the writing of Lost Laysen into its proper context.


Margaret Mitchell gave the story, handwritten in two lined notebooks, to a young suitor, Henry Love Angel. Margaret Mitchell was so interesting.

Lost Laysen

lot At first, I didn’t want to read it because it was Ms. The only reason these aspects even come through is because the book is written and set in a very strict era, because otherwise she does nothing extraordinary, and, in short, it comes off as Margaret Mitchell telling us her attributes, but not showing them. Showing best matches Show all copies.

Fine unmarked; in Near Fine unclipped jacket. Upon her death inher personal papers, almost all other writing, and even the original typescript of Gone With the Wind were destroyed. Treasure it for the historical value. A posthumously published story about love and honor on a doomed South Pacific island. See 1 question about Lost Laysen….

Equally intriguing is kost story behind the story — the real-life romance that inspired Mitchell: It tells of a romance set on an island in the South Pacific. With the discovery of Henry Love Angel’s cache of her letters, pictures and two notebooks we have been given insight into a period laysfn Margaret’s life that would shape her future.

Remainder dot bottom edge. She gave the two notebooks containing the handwritten work to a suitor named Henry Love Angel, who kept the manuscript along with a number of letters Mitchell had sent him. Well, it was good but much like I would expect from most talented 16 year old authors.

Books by Margaret Mitchell. It’s unbelievable that someone so young could produce something this precious, deep, and sophisticated, evoking in the reader such powerful images and emotions that are indelibly burned into the reader’s mind. Mitchell, who is best known as the author of Gone with the Windwas believed to have only written one full book during her lifetime.


The plot can be a little convoluted at times, as per usual when a natural disaster pops up in a story, but as a simple tale of a man who loves a woman and loses her, it is touching enough to draw some sorrow. Preview — Lost Laysen by Margaret Mitchell. One large dog-earred page corner. As for the main enemy, who presumably wants to “have” Courtenay, sexually, whether she wants to or not aka, rapeis called a “half-breed”, which not only is revolting in itself, but becomes even worse as this desire is linked as inherent to the character’s ethnicity and culture.

As for the short story, it had its moment of brilliance, but it wasn’t as engrossing as Margaret’s life.

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Lost Laysen was such a wonderful tale written by the woman who would later pen Gone with the Win What a great hidden gem! What makes Biblio different?

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