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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
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Gone with the Wind (original 1936; edition 1999)

by Margaret Mitchell

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Classic Literature. Fiction. Romance. Historical Fiction. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire: darkly handsome Rhett Butler and flirtatious Scarlett O'Hara. Behind them stand their gentler counterparts: Ashley Wilkes and Melanie Hamilton. As the lives and affairs of these absorbing characters play out against the tumult of the Civil War, Gone With the Wind reaches dramatic heights that have swept generations of fans off their feet. Having lived in Atlanta for many years, narrator Linda Stephens has an authentic ear for the dialects of that region. Get ready to hear Gone With the Wind exactly as it was written: every word beautifully captured in a spectacular unabridged audio production.… (more)
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Title:Gone with the Wind
Authors:Margaret Mitchell
Info:Warner Books, Mass Market Paperback, 1037 pages
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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (1936)

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    The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall (lquilter, petersonvl)
    lquilter: This work was rewritten to tell the other side of Gone With the Wind, the story that Mitchell elided with her romanticized view of racism and slavery and its "happier when they were slaves" survivors. The Mitchell estate chose to sue for copyright infringement, but lost because the court recognized that this work is an important critical commentary on Gone with the Wind, and the beliefs that animated the original.… (more)
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    Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor (avalon_today)
    avalon_today: They are both scandalous women. It’s a love hate relationship.
  3. 40
    Jubilee by Margaret Walker (lquilter)
    lquilter: Jubilee is the true story of the author's great grandmother, a woman born to slavery as the daughter of a slave and a white slave-owner. She acted as servant to her white sister, and was a witness to antebellum life, the Civil War, and Reconstruction.
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    Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (StarryNightElf)
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    Oh, Kentucky! by Betty Layman Receveur (blonderedhead)
    blonderedhead: Strong female heroine in a sweeping, romantic and exciting historical fiction novel. I loved both books...and think others might, too.
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    The Wind Is Never Gone: Sequels, Parodies and Rewritings of Gone with the Wind by M. Carmen Gomez-galisteo (Prinzipessa, Prinzipessa)
    Prinzipessa: This book explains Gone with the Wind and analyzes its sequels, parodies as well as the fan fiction stories based on Gone With the Wind.
  7. 10
    Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy (Lapsus_Linguae)
    Lapsus_Linguae: Both main heroines are strong-willed independent women who take up entrepreneurship.
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    A Skeptic's Luck by A.D. Morel (A.D.Morel)
    A.D.Morel: There's this feeling of longing, that she will not quite get there, yet we are passionately rooting for the main character, we go through her travails with her.
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    The Legacy by Katherine Webb (tesskrose)
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    My Name is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira (BookshelfMonstrosity)
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    Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal (fulner)
    fulner: The amount of similarities between the girls of antebellum South in Gone with the Wind and the Indian girls in Erotic Stories for Punjabi widows is striking.
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    War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (GCPLreader, fulner)
    GCPLreader: melodrama in the midst of war and the invasion (and burning!) of a major city
    fulner: rich people sit around and talk about war as if it didn't matter
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    Heart of the West by Penelope Williamson (theshadowknows)
    theshadowknows: These books share a similar epic, sweeping feel in bringing to life a lost and fading ideal (the American frontier in Heart of the West and the old, genteel south in Gone with the Wind.)
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    The Winds of Tara: The Saga Lives On by Katherine Pinotti (veracity)
    veracity: 'Winds of Tara' is an unauthorised sequel to 'Gone with the Wind'.
  15. 12
    Katherine by Anya Seton (avalon_today)
    avalon_today: Its about having to deal with a very strong, charismatic man. *Sigh*
  16. 57
    Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley (Nyxn)
  17. 13
    Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig (mrstreme)
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This is one of the most racist novels I've ever read and I feel little sympathy for the plight of the white confederate man who's afraid he'll lose his precious plantation if the war doesn't turn out so well (for God forbid he actually has to get off his ass and do some work). Also, Scarlet O'Hara's attitude irritated me something fierce and she never really struck me as a strong protagonist, but more of an immature brat who complains constantly. Sure, it's a well-written novel and has an excellently drawn-out story, but every single scene in this novel is marred by the problems I have with Mitchell's prejudices. Hence, the one-star rating. ( )
  TheBooksofWrath | Apr 18, 2024 |
2024 - Great read! Educational and interesting. ( )
  DannyKeep | Mar 1, 2024 |
Story: 9 / 10
Characters: 10
Setting: 10
Prose: 8

Absolutely one of the best books I've ever read and certainly the best Romance book I've come across. ( )
  MXMLLN | Jan 12, 2024 |
In spite of the horrifying racism that is woven throughout this book's point of view, I can't help but love this story. The book's main protagonists, Scarlett and Rhett, are both selfish, manipulative, and cruel, but I can't help but cheer them on, groan at their mistakes, and wish for them to wake up and become the better people they have the potential to be. I wanted a happily ever after for them all. Of course nobody gets a happily ever after in this book, not even the only truly likeable character, Melanie. Of course even Melanie's character has to be considered with the perspective of time and changing social mores. I can't help but cringe at the thought that even in the 1930's when this book was written, a compassionate and selfless woman of high moral character would consider the murder of a cheating wife to be justifiable homicide. I suppose that's why I've enjoyed this story every time I've read it. Each character is finely drawn, with their flaws and strengths on full display, and they always behave according to character. Yet your perception of each changes over the course of the book as they themselves learn and grow through their experiences during war, reconstruction, and with one another. ( )
  Doodlebug34 | Jan 1, 2024 |
Enjoyed how awful Scarlett could be. Had originally thought it would be more a romance in the 'boy-meets-girl' sense but it was more of a surviving the American Civil War story, found the plot interesting but also the writing was stunningly racist. Product of it's time for sure.
Side note: watched the movie, and it was clear the Hayes' Code required some plot points to be left out. ( )
  cactuscat | Dec 30, 2023 |
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This is beyond a doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best.
 

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Mitchell, Margaretprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Auterinen, MaijaliisaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beheim-Schwarzbach, MartinTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Conroy, PatForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Roldanus, Willem Jacob AarlandTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stahl, BenIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stephens, LindaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
אריוך, ג.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Ein Mensch ist in seinem Leben wie Gras/er blühet wie eine Blume auf dem Felde;/wenn der Wind darüber geht, so ist sie nimmer da,/ und ihre Stätte kennet sie nicht mehr. Psalm 103
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To J. R. M.
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Scarlett O'Hara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm, as the Tarleton twins were.
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As God is my witness, I'll never be hungry again. (Scarlett)
I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies. (Prissy)
After all, tomorrow is another day.
My dear, I don't give a damn.
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This LT work is for Margaret Mitchell's original 1936 novel, Gone with the Wind. Please distinguish it both from partial copies of the work (one or another volume from a 2, 3 or 4-volume set) and from the 1939 movie version of the same name. Thank you.
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Classic Literature. Fiction. Romance. Historical Fiction. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold. Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire: darkly handsome Rhett Butler and flirtatious Scarlett O'Hara. Behind them stand their gentler counterparts: Ashley Wilkes and Melanie Hamilton. As the lives and affairs of these absorbing characters play out against the tumult of the Civil War, Gone With the Wind reaches dramatic heights that have swept generations of fans off their feet. Having lived in Atlanta for many years, narrator Linda Stephens has an authentic ear for the dialects of that region. Get ready to hear Gone With the Wind exactly as it was written: every word beautifully captured in a spectacular unabridged audio production.

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Set in Georgia at the time of the Civil War, this is the story of headstrong Scarlett O'Hara, her three marriages and her determination to keep her father's property of Tara, despite the vicissitudes of war and passion.
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