Gone with the Wind
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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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JB lover 4 ever commented:
oops i spelled "haven't "wrong.
Gone with the Wind the book was way better than the movie! I love the movie but the book is still my #1 choice! The Book Scarlett is also a great read.
Caroline McLean commented:
Haha. I agree Rexina. It is a great classic novel that can be re-read and you always find new areas that you may have skimmed over before. I am also a sucker for re-reading 1984 by George Orwell. A brilliant novel that has not dated.
Book Crazy commented:
booklover you wrote an excellent review i think i might look out for this book it sounds great
i'm currently keeping my eyes open for a copy of this for my dad's lady friend, during my regular scouring of local charity shops ("hi, my name is Paul and i'm an addict..."), and i am tempted to look into it before i hand it on
this is a book that i have been thinking of getting to read for a while now. i will now add it to the list of books on my must have list. thanks
Enjoyed the book and the film, both are great classics.
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