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Gone with the Wind (book)

130 Ratings: 3.4
A book by Margaret Mitchell published in 1936.

Novel by Margaret Mitchell, published in 1936. Gone With the Wind is a sweeping, romantic story about the American Civil War from the point of view of the Confederacy. In particular it is the story of Scarlett O'Hara, a headstrong Southern belle … see full wiki

28 reviews about Gone with the Wind (book)
review by . July 02, 2010
I can’t remember how many times now I have read this book already, yet I always do it with pleasure and I am always captivated to read it till late hours in the night, like the first time.       In the beginning Scarlett was my favourite and I found it easy to identify with her. Perky, strong-headed, strong will, maybe superficial in her flirtations, a girl who grew from the innocent dreams and vanity of the adolescence, forced to mature in a chaotic world where all …
review by . July 01, 2010
When I was thirteen years old and on a family trip to Disney World, we pulled over at a Wal-Mart and my mom bought this book for me.  At first, as most people are, I was startled by how long it was and then I really looked at the cover.  It was that classic picture of Scarlett and Rhett locked in an embrace as Atlanta burns behind them, and I will admit I judged the book by its cover.  At thirteen it was the most risqué cover I had seen and I couldn’t believe my mom …
review by . July 14, 2010
I am very emotionally attached to this book. I read it for the first time when I was 12 and will continue to read it at least once a year. I read somewhere that it is the only book ever written by Margaret Mitchell. I like to think it is written about her grandmother or other close relative as the characters are so fully developed.     I personally would recommend this book as required reading for a high school lit class. I understand the length would prevent most students …
review by . June 21, 2010
(Slight spoiler alert: if you've never seen the movie you might find this tells you a bit more than you want to know; if you have seen it, read the book anyway-- there is so much more to the book than the movie contained!)          The first chapter of Gone With The Wind is an amazing exercise in the art of writing.  It begins with the challenging statement that "Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when captivated by …
Quick Tip by . October 18, 2010
Gone with the Wind is a poignant story, and a remarkable work of literature that is intense and timeless; it translated remarkably and seamlessly.
review by . July 12, 2010
     *IMMEDIATE SPOILER ALERT* BEWARE!      The North wins the war.  There I said it.  The lowlife, carpet bagging, Yankees kicked the inbred, cousin marrying,  Southern Boys collective butts.  I'm so glad we got that out of the way.      The worst (and by worst I mean psychologically detrimental) war this country has ever seen, is the backdrop to this Margaret Mitchell epic.  In it we follow the adventures of Miss …
review by . July 07, 2010
Probably one of my favorite books of all time, this book is quite the read. It is super lengthy and should be undertaken at the reader's own risk. Haha, with that being said it was definitely worth the read. Even though it was written some time ago, it is very informational about the civil war time period and the basic theme is still relevant to today. There are some slow parts but there is a for sure reason for it being a classic. Scarlett is a very likeable character and has an interesting …
review by . June 26, 2010
Gone with the Wind makes really unforgettable reading. It makes  a very deep impression on the reader. The author of the book is Margaret Mitchell.      This book can’t be named just “one more love story”.   This is a story about the American Civil War, those times, those people who’d lost a lot of in the war – the closest people, their families, native land, income…       So many different types …
review by . June 29, 2010
 I read this book several times.  It is a fictional depiction of the Civil War escapes.  Everytime I have read it I enjoy it more.   The main character Scarlett O'Hara portas the main character who is a bit spoiled.  She is used to getting everything she desires including males suitors.  The story is very close in similarity to the movie which I have seen many times.   Itis a long book, over 1000 pages, but I have enjoyed it.
review by . July 24, 2010
I've loved this book for as long as I can remember.  I read it as a child, in my teens and 20s, and recently again.  The classis story of men and women trying to get along, despite everything going on around them.  As much as I loved the book, I never wanted to see a sequel or Scarlett and Rhett getting back together.  The unnecessary sequel could never do the original justice.             
Quick Tip by . July 20, 2010
I do not think that anything can be done to improve this classic. It is absolutely flawless.
Quick Tip by . July 13, 2010
Everyone should read this book once. It is a great romance novel.
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
An amazing story all together. I loved the beginning and the end.
Quick Tip by . July 12, 2010
If you love Gone with the wind, you've got to read the unofficial sequel Scarlett. Not written by Margaret Mitchell, but equally fantastic and flows nicely with the original.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
This took me nearly three years to read, not because I'm a slow reader, but because I didn't find it interesting and couldn't connect with it.
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
This took me nearly three years to read, not because I'm a slow reader, but because I didn't find it interesting and couldn't connect with it.
Quick Tip by . July 06, 2010
Everyone should read this. I named my daughter after Scarlett O'Hara.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
Excellent, engaging novel. Very long, and worth every second. I was devastated when I finished it.
Quick Tip by . July 02, 2010
It's a classic for a reason. Even if you don't like Scarlett, you have to see how she handles things.
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
Worth seeing the movie. Lengthy book with classic characters, including the sacking of Atlanta by the north in the Civil War. Sympathetic to the confederacy, but shows the overall brutality of war.
Quick Tip by . June 28, 2010
I know we've all seen the movie, but who's read the book? One of the best written books ever - I positively could not put it down.
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
worth the length
Quick Tip by . June 24, 2010
Great classic I read in high school. There's nothing better than reading about a time and place you don't know. You're fascinated the whole way through!
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
One of my favorite novels of all time! I've read it almost every year since I was 13.
Quick Tip by . June 22, 2010
For those who can't get past Scarlett's brattiness, there are a host of other characters to fall in love with. My personal favorite is Rhett. I've heard the book criticized for making the master/slave relationship seem overly loving, but in my opinion, even the most beloved slaves are still treated with condescension 7 there is a clear class hierarchy. Regardless, the book brings to light some of the complex issues of slavery that are often overlooked 7 leads the reader to think, if not agree.
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