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ISBN13: 9780684830681
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Heralded by readers everywhere since its publication in 1936 as The Great American Novel, Gone with the Wind explores the depths of human passions with an intensity as bold as its setting in the bluff red hills of Georgia. A superb piece of storytelling, it brings the drama of the Civil War and Reconstruction vividly to life.

This is the tale of Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled, ruthless daughter of a wealthy plantation owner, who arrives at young womanhood just in time to see the Civil War sweep away the life for which her upbringing has prepared her. After the fall of Atlanta she returns to the plantation and by stubborn shrewdness saves her home from both Shernlan and the carpetbaggers. But in the process she hardens. She has neared starvation and she vows never to be hungry again.

In these vivid pages live the unforgettable people who have captured the attention of millions of readers of every age, in every walk of life. Here are Rhett Butler, Scarlett's counterpart, a professional scoundrel as courageous as Scarlett herself; Melanie Wilkes, a loyal friend and true gentlewoman; and Ashley Wilkes, for whom the world ended at Appomattox. Here are all the characters and memorable episodes that make Gone with the Wind a book to read and re-read and remember forever.

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"[A] book of uncommon quality, a superb piece of storytelling." The New York Times

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"[T]he best novel that has ever come out of the South. In fact, I believe it is unsurpassed in the whole of American writing." Washington Post

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"For sheer readability I can think of nothing it must give way before. Miss Mitchell proves herself a staggeringly gifted storyteller." The New Yorker

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"Fascinating and unforgettable. A remarkable book, a spectacular book." Chicago Tribune

Synopsis:

Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.

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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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.

About the Author

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Margaret Mitchell was ten years old before she discovered the Confederates had lost the War. The daughter of a prominent lawyer and authority on the South, Miss Mitchell was brought up on stories of Southern heroism, told and retold by relatives whose, stirring account of the War never included its outcome.

A former newspaper reporter, she began Gone with the Wind, her only novel, in 1926. Only two people — the author and her husband — saw the manuscript before it reached the publisher. Within three weeks of its publication in 1936, Gone with the Wind had captured the attention of more than 176,000 readers, and the folJowing year it was awarded the coveted Pulitzer Prize. By December 1938, the total number of copies printed in the United States was over 1,788,000. By December 1939, when the film was first shown, sales had reached 2,153,000 copies and the book had been translated in full into sixteen foreign languages.

Today, nearly forty years later, this powerful novel is available in thirty-one different countries; it appears in both Braille and Talking Book forms for the blind. And it can still be said: There never was such a book as Gone with the Wind.

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Steph789, May 30, 2009 (view all comments by Steph789)
Now I know why this book is such a classic. I've never found it so easy to sympathize with such an unsympathetic character. Scarlett is selfish, cunning, even cruel- and yet so vibrantly real. I had a hard time putting this book down.
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rozita_carlo, December 8, 2006 (view all comments by rozita_carlo)
I think Gone with the wind is the greatest book written ever..........Once you start reading it , there's no stopping... The characters, Rhett and Scarlett, are so rich and full of life that you can't help loving them... A definite must- read....
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684830681
Author:
Mitchell, Margaret
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Georgia
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Women -- Georgia -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
Abteilung III, Bd. 3
Publication Date:
September 1936
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
1048
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 40.04 oz

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Product details 1048 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9780684830681 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[A] book of uncommon quality, a superb piece of storytelling."
"Review" by , "[T]he best novel that has ever come out of the South. In fact, I believe it is unsurpassed in the whole of American writing."
"Review" by , "For sheer readability I can think of nothing it must give way before. Miss Mitchell proves herself a staggeringly gifted storyteller."
"Review" by , "Fascinating and unforgettable. A remarkable book, a spectacular book."
"Synopsis" by , Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.

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.

"Synopsis" by , 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.

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