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""Gone with the Wind" is one of those rare books that we never forget. We read it when we're young and fall in love with the characters, then we watch the film and read the book again and watch the film again and never get tired of revisiting an era that is the most important in our history. Rhett and Scarlet and Melanie and Ashley and Big Sam and Mammy and Archie the convict are characters who always remain with us, in the same way that Twain's characters do. No one ever forgets the scene when Scarlet wanders among the wounded in the Atlanta train yard; no one ever forgets the moment Melanie and Scarlet drag the body of the dead Federal soldier down the staircase, a step at a time. "Gone with the Wind" is an epic story. Anyone who has not read it has missed one of the greatest literary experiences a reader can have." -- James Lee Burke, bestselling author of "The Tin Roof Blowdown " --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Margaret Mitchell was born in Atlanta, Georgia, the daughter of an attorney who was president of the Atlanta Historical Society. She married in 1925, and spent the following ten years putting down on paper the stories she had heard about the Civil War. The result was Gone With The Wind, first published in 1936. It won the Pulitzer price, sold over ten million copies, was translated into eighteen languages and was later made into one of the best-loved films of all time starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable. This book, a record bestseller, was her only published work. She died in 1949. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I've been reading GWTW once a year since I was middle school some 30 years ago. Scarlett and Rhett are both deeply flawed, yet engaging. Read morePublished 9 hours ago by JCB
Lots more information than in the movie, and makes the movie easier to understand. Characterizations are complex, and, as always, Scarlett is a wonderful character. Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Susan Gayle
This is a wonderful book. I read it in junior high. More recently I opened it up to see how Mitchell described Scarlett and ended up reading the book again, over a thousand pages.Published 1 day ago by Loraine Despres
Without a doubt, one of the best books ever written. Scenes jump off the pages allowing the reader to become enmeshed into the lives of each of the main characters!Published 2 days ago by Southern Girl
I bought this book to re-read it. I saw the movie numerous times when I was younger and have also read the book at least once. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kathi Hale
I have loved this book since I was 12. Each reading reveals something I missed before, but the wonderful characters remain old,dear friends. Read morePublished 4 days ago by J Simpson
The storytelling is superb, so engrossing that I would forget everything going on around me while I was reading it. I was only disappointed in the character of Scarlett O'Hara. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Mrs.Mom1221
Having never read this before, or seen the movie, it was all new to me. I was surprised in the beginning that Rhett was not a more prominent character in the book. Read morePublished 7 days ago by jlb