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.
Classic realistic but romantic.
I saw this movie when I was only 10 years old and it has always been my favorite. This is only my second reading of this book and it still carries me to an era that you feel you are living in. The realities of the time are correct and the feelings real, something every student should read.
My love for this book is past down to my daughter who I am reading this to a little at a time. We read her book then I read this and she is enamored with it. She is 6 and that should tell you something about the authors ability to draw you in as if you are living it with the characters. There is no doubt in my mind that Scarlet is someone I can identify with on some. Level.
Gone With Wind
Third time I have read this book. I have loved it every time.
My Favorite novel
I love the Story of Scarlett and Rhett! This novel gave me a better understanding of life in the South during the Civil War! I can relate to Scarlett’s determination and attitude!