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Gone With The Wind

by Margaret Mitchell

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"Beyond a doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an

American writer. It is also one of the best."

-- The New York Times

"The best novel to have ever come out of the South...it is

unsurpassed in the whole of American writing."

-- The Washington Post

"Fascinating and unforgettable! A remarkable book, a spectacular book, a

book that will not be forgotten!"

-- Chicago Tribune

"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 trainyard; 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

"I first read GONE WITH THE WIND in grade school--a boy of the upper South who'd seen the great movie and felt compelled to learn what lay behind it, all thousand-plus pages worth.  No page disappointed me.  What other American novel surpasses its eagerness to tell a great story of love and war; what characters equal the cantankerous passions of Scarlett and Rhett?  Even Scott Fitzgerald spoke well of it.  What more could I ask, even seven decades later?"

                        -Reynolds Price

"In my own personal life, I find many similarities to Scarlett's: The whole 17-inch waist thing notwithstanding, I do love a barbecue, both for the food and the men--I have been known to "eat like a field hand and gobble like a hawg"--I admit that at least on one occasion I may have feigned interest in some guy to further my own interests--I have fought tooth, toenail and tirelessly for my family--I learn slow but I learn good--and even so, I still adore the prospect of dealing with most things...Tomorrow."

-Jill Conner Browne, THE Sweet Potato Queen

Book Description
Margaret Mitchell's epic novel of love and war won the Pulitzer Prize and

went on to give rise to two authorized sequels and one of the most popular

and celebrated movies of all time.

Many novels have been written about the Civil War and its aftermath. None

take us into the burning fields and cities of the American South as Gone

With the Wind does, creating haunting scenes and thrilling portraits of

characters so vivid that we remember their words and feel their fear and

hunger for the rest of our lives.

In the two main characters, the white-shouldered, irresistible Scarlett and

the flashy, contemptuous Rhett, Margaret Mitchell not only conveyed a

timeless story of survival under the harshest of circumstances, she also

created two of the most famous lovers in the English-speaking world since

Romeo and Juliet.


amazing story. miss Matchell has successfully create a remarkable living character Scarlett and Rhett who will never die through years and ages. wonderful!


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