Gone With the WindPaperback - 2007
Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS's The Great American Read.
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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2. I loved this book so much after I read it that I re-read it again and again, and I even started collecting old editions. It’s Southern storytelling at its juiciest with a protagonist who is as much villain as heroine, kind of like the period in our history that serves as the setting.
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"You have the nastiest way of making virtues sound so stupid." / "But virtues *are* stupid."
"No girl in the County, with the possible exception of the empty-headed Cathleen Calvert, really liked Scarlett"
"Frankly, I don't give a damn." (Butter never uttered "my dear" in the book, only in the movie; and the "damn" was a big no-no at the time!)
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