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Gone with the Wind (book)

139 Ratings: 3.3
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

31 reviews about Gone with the Wind (book)
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.
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
Scarlett and Rhett. Tara. The Civil War. What else is there to say? Rich in detail, with a female lead you're not sure whether to love or hate, this novel is a wonderful way to pass some time.
Quick Tip by . June 21, 2010
You simply have to read it. The descriptions are so detailed that I can remember the scene in the room full of napping girls even now.
Quick Tip by . June 09, 2010
This book really captured my imagination as a pre-teen, with it's grandeur and romance. As a biracial kid, I felt very conflicted when my grandmother pointed out issues of race in the story. I'd already read it multiple times and opted to just take it for what it was - an epic romance. As and adult, my love for Scarlett's character waned though, and she started to come off as whiny and weak rather than a strong spitfire. Funny how perspective changes...
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