Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.
Widely considered The Great American Novel, and often remembered for its epic film version, Gone With the Wind explores the depth of human passions with an intensity as bold as its setting in the red hills of Georgia. A superb piece of storytelling, it vividly depicts the drama of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
This is the tale of Scarlett O’Hara, the spoiled, manipulative daughter of a wealthy plantation owner, who arrives at young womanhood just in time to see the Civil War forever change her way of life. A sweeping story of tangled passion and courage, in the pages of Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell brings to life the unforgettable characters that have captured readers for over seventy years.
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This book is a classic. It is one of the most beautifully written books I have ever had the pleasure of reading, and I have read this one and it's sequel "scarlett" at least a dozen times. It really is one of the most beautiful and famous love stories ever written, and scarlett O'hara is the most vivacious and daring heroines to have ever graced the pages of a wonderful book. Rhett Butler the dashing hero of the book, is a wonderfully constructed portrait of the quintessential rake, who is captivated by a woman who loves another man ( or at least believes that she does). It is a beautiful and timeless love story set against the background of the american civil war and is a wonderful piece of literature. I would recommend that anyone who reads should read this book at least once in their lives. Enjoy!
Gone With The Wind
One of my favourite books of all time. Every character vividly drawn. Rhett Butler,surely one of the most romantic heroes in all fiction and Scarlet, what a girl! In contrast, the gentleman who is Ashley and the saintly, brave Melanie. Then there is Mammie, wonderfully described. All set against the horror of the American Civil War. It is compulsive reading which you will never forget. Anyone who doesn't read this will have really missed out.