Gone With the Wind

Gone With the Wind

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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.
Publisher: 2007
ISBN: 9781416573463
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Oct 29, 2019

I know that this is a classic, and I get that it's probably a good window into what the south was like at this time, but I just could not get past the constant casual racism intrinsic in the book.

Jul 12, 2019

This is actually readable wowz

My favourite book now, Scarlett goes through the most of everything and I enjoyed seeing her character change

Jul 01, 2019

A 16-year-old gal sees a man she has not seen in TWO YEARS and decides she...LOVES HIM? She says, "Let's do this," and he declines. She hooks up with a clueless loser for revenge. Long lumbering slog of her and her encounter with Butler and pumping out THREE CHILDREN! My favoite character was Archie. This could probably not be read outloud in public for fear of violent response.

Jun 30, 2019

"Tomorrow is another day." "My dear, I don't give a d---." "As God is my witness, I'll never go hungry again!" There are so many iconic lines in this book, that I half felt I'd already read it before I finally did this year. The tale of a young Southern woman who finds her very way of life dissolving around her during the Civil War - and simultaneously finds un-dreamed-of reserves of strength within herself - this book stands as a testament to a very specific period and perspective in US history.

SnoIsleLib_MarieB Jun 05, 2018

This sweeping saga of the American Civil War as experienced by Southern belle Scarlet O'Hara is a classic for good reason. At times it was a difficult read, as it's clear that author Margaret Mitchell was privy to a particular narrative in her Southern upbringing. Nonetheless, the story retains a beauty and elegance.

Jan 21, 2018

One of my all time favourite books.

Oct 19, 2017

Many interesting characters and love triangles in this "Great American Novel".

SCL_Leanne Jul 18, 2017

Explores the depth of human passions with an intensity as it vividly depicts the drama of the Civil War.

Mar 23, 2017

The American Civil War was a pretty dreadful time to live. This classical literature book (very thick and full of content) shows the horrors of living through this time, through the eyes of Scarlett O'Hara. Throughout the book, her character development from a girl who had it all to a girl who lost it all is fabulously detailed. Her determination and steely personality gets her through a lot, but that is precisely what blinds her from the affection of someone who loved her dearly. I think that while her stubbornness may have been attractive to some, it was a bit irksome to read. This book has broken many hearts, and will continue to do so for a long, long time. 4/5 Stars.  
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

I had read this book at an early age. This book was impressive and I liked it very much. The main character is a young girl named Scarlett. She once fell in love with a man but he married his cousin and then joined the army. Then Scarlett and his pregnant cousin began running away from panic and bad things. They have been through so many things and their relationship became really close. Scarlett found herself care about the girl. During the time, Scarlett attracted a few men and one of them loved her deeply. Scarlett turned to him for help when she needed money urgently. I would give this book a 4 out of 5.
- @Lize of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Gone with the Wind is one of the most encompassing novels I have ever read. The long, detailed writing style paints the world and characters around it to the point where life jumps off every page. Despite the length of chapters, after finishing one I would have to instantly read the next one and end up avoiding half of my plans for the day to read instead. The main character, Scarlett O’Hara, despite having problematic qualities is somebody the reader can truly root for, and whose story was greatly inspiring in her perseverance. I loved the beautiful descriptions of the settings, and how there was truly not a boring moment in the entire thousand or so pages. -@ClockworkReader of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Feb 06, 2017

It was hard putting this book down. I read it every free minute I had between work, after work, when I awoke. Despite their flaws, I grew to care for many of the characters. I admired Scarlett's passionate determination and Melanie's unwavering loyalty and enjoyed Rhett's sardonic humor.

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Jul 12, 2019

"I'm interested in this pure love---"
"Don't be nasty, Rhett Butler."

Jul 20, 2016

"Tomorrow is another day."

EuSei Dec 15, 2015

Now, if thar's one thing I hates worse than a nigger or a woman, it's a Yankee.

EuSei Dec 15, 2015

Well, what can you expect of nigger-loving Yankees?

Jun 09, 2015

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn! Rhett Butler

Aug 23, 2014

"You have the nastiest way of making virtues sound so stupid." / "But virtues *are* stupid."

Aug 23, 2014

You can't make me mad by calling me names that are true.

Jul 21, 2014

"I'm not a marrying man." -Rhett Butler

Jun 05, 2014

Rhett: Frankly, Scarlet, I don't give a Damn!

Scarlet: Who's Frank?

Jun 05, 2014

"No girl in the County, with the possible exception of the empty-headed Cathleen Calvert, really liked Scarlett"

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Jun 09, 2015

An epic, beautiful book set before, during, and after the Civil War. The rich characters and masterful story will stay with you long after you have finished it.


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