For those of you who also havent got round to gone with the wind yet, its essentially a coming of age story, following southern belle, scarlett ohara, as her privileged and idyllic plantation lifestyle is dramatically interrupted by the outbreak of the american civil war. And while we can and should argue about a story thats achieved such a hold on the. It tells the story of a family woman in the american south and in the plantation of tara during the civil war. The first novel in the series, also entitled gone, was originally published in 2008. Other time 100 novels include the bridge of san luis rey and the grapes of wrath picture of the 1936 first edition dust jacket for gone with the wind. Gone with the wind videorecording a selznick international picture, selznick international in association with metrogoldwynmayer has the honor to present its technicolor production of. Gone with the wind, novel by margaret mitchell, published in 1936. Gone with the wind is a 1936 novel by margaret mitchell. Nobodys banned gone with the wind in memphis even if the commercial appeal says so posted by chris davis on tue, aug 29, 2017 at 5. This book is also one of time magazines 100 best novels.
Written from the perspective of the slaveholder, gone with the wind is southern plantation fiction. Buy gone with the wind book online at low prices in india. On may 3rd, 1937, more than 76 years ago, margaret mitchell won the pulitzer prize for fiction for her epic gone with the wind. Gone with the wind by margaret mitchell first edition points. Gone with the wind, margaret mitchell gone with the wind is a novel by american writer margaret mitchell, first published in 1936. She spitefully agrees to marry him, hoping to hurt ashley. With clark gable, vivien leigh, thomas mitchell, barbara oneil. Gone with the wind is one of those rare books that we never forget. Gone with the wind mass market paperback may 20, 2008. The book has been called offensive and vulgar because of the language and characterizations. Gone with the wind won the pulitzer prize for fiction.
A special edition of gone with the wind by margaret mitchell reissued with a bright retro. There is sex in gone with the wind but it happens between the lines. Published in 1936, margaret mitchells gone with the wind has been banned on social grounds. I got the paperback for christmas a few years ago and put off starting it, knowing how much time it would take. I couldnt finish gone with the wind because it was so racist kit steinkellner oct 17, 20 ive been on a childhood favorites kick recently talked about rereading little house on the prairie. First printing dust jackets are scarcer than the book itself. Over the course of two months, scarlett and charles marry. But of course, some books remain classics, and gone with the wind is definitely one of them. Gone with the wind simple english wikipedia, the free. Gone with the wind 1st edition december 1936 printing very rare. Blurb create, print, and sell professionalquality photo. As of 2014, a harris poll found it to be the second favorite book of american readers, just behind the bible.
The battle of scarlett, and indeed of the south in general, to adjust to and thrive under their new circumstances over the subsequent 12 years gives us a fantastic story of love, suffering, endurance, pride. Gone with the wind has been one of my favourite movies for a long time. That means that there are literally millions of copies of the book that can technically be referred to as. A book in which the main characters have so many problems that yours seem minor by comparison. Gone with the wind is a sweeping romantic story about the american civil war from the point of view of the. As of 2014, a harris poll found it to be the second. Gone with the wind, her only published novel, she is known by most. And as it turns out, what i really craved in a grownup book was learning about the relationships. Why gone with the wind is my favorite book the cheshire. Gone with the wind was one of the many books banned because it was believed that the book promoted individualism and survival just the opposite of what the nazis wanted. We read it when were young and fall in love with the characters, then we watch the film and read the book again and. Place this high on your bookshelf, and make sure all your friends know you read a chapter of it. In the next printings gone with the wind was moved to the very top. Even if youve never read the book, i would imagine youve got a fairly good notion of what gone with the wind is about.
The book has been called offensive and vulgar because of the. On the back of the jacket gone with the wind is in the right column. My only regret about finishing gone with the wind is that now i can never again read it for the first time. I read gone with the wind at a young age too, probably about 910 when i first saw the movie. Gone with the wind margaret mitchell 1900 1949 part one chapter i scarlett ohara was not beautiful, but men seldom realized it when caught by her charm as the tarleton twins were. Gone with the wind is a sweeping romantic story about the american civil war. No rereads in this and a bunch of real crackers to recommend. Throughout the book she is motivated by her unfulfilled love for ashley wilkes. In a story of rarely remitting disaster, the relentless determination of scarlett o hara provides a useful lesson in never giving in. Plot and main characters of margaret mitchells gone with the wind. Gone with the wind follows the young scarlett ohara and her incessant love triangle with rhett butler and ashley wilkes. Gone with the wind margaret mitchell the blurb girl. Hintons runaway teenage characters, ponyboy and johnny, read while. Charles hamilton, melanies timid, dull brother, proposes to scarlett.
Gone with the wind was popular with american readers from the onset and was the top american fiction bestseller in the year it was published and in 1937. The first edition of gone with the wind has been reprinted over 100 times since it was first published. Gone series by michael grant meet your next favorite book. Mitchell wrote only one novel, published during her lifetime, the. But of course, some books remain classics, and gone with the wind is. Not many books nowadays are 984 pages long, or set in the 1800s. Sell your book in the blurb bookstore, through amazon, or in the global retail network of over 38,000 retailers, libraries, and schools.
The story is set in clayton county and atlanta, both in georgia, during the american civil war and reconstruction era. We read it when were young and fall in love with the characters, then we watch the film and read the book again and watch the film again. The epic romance tale set in and around atlanta, georgia during the american civil war has remained a bestseller, even before the equally popular film starring clark gable. The story is set in clayton county and atlanta, both in georgia, during. Scarlett ohara, the beautiful, spoiled daughter of a wellt. Print as you go sell one copy at a time and let blurb fulfill the orders or. Lucy writes her own novel, which she titles real gone with the wind. A manipulative woman and a roguish man conduct a turbulent. Gone with the wind by margaret mitchell my edition. Growing up and grasping gone with the wind it happens sometimes that you pick up a classic book expecting a great read, and youre disappointed. Gone with the wind quiz that tests what you know about important details and events in the book. A book that will wrap its cover around you and comfort you while you laugh and cry. Margaret mitchell 19001949 winning a pulitzer prize for our current book club novel.
Small glossy hardcover with pictorial covers front and b. Hintons runaway teenage characters, ponyboy and johnny, read while hiding. Margaret mitchell only published one complete novel, but it was quite the book gone with the wind earned her the pulitzer prize in 1937 and national book award for 1936. Gone with the wind was popular with american readers from the outset and was the top american fiction bestseller in 1936 and 1937. The introductory section of the screenplay book presents information about the production of the film and its commercial success.
It is not necessarily a book one would associate with hope. Collecting gone with the wind by mitchell, margaret. Gone with the wind is a story about civil war, starvation, rape, murder, heartbreak and slavery. More than 30 million copies have been printed worldwide. Directed by victor fleming, george cukor, sam wood. Gone with the wind gwtw, as a supplement to the screenplay book. In a story of rarely remitting disaster, the relentless determination of scarlett ohara provides a useful lesson in never giving in. Margaret munnerlyn mitchell november 8, 1900 august 16, 1949 was an american novelist and journalist. Gone with the wind by mitchell, first printing, first edition. Gone with the wind by margaret mitchell, paperback. Gone with the wind is a novel by american writer margaret mitchell, first published in 1936. Gone with the wind by margaret mitchell pan macmillan. If my daughter is interested to read the book, i would let her. Gone with the wind margaret mitchell 19001949 part.141 1440 1126 869 955 1209 205 1207 489 229 586 347 1197 1456 976 563 362 684 1261 251 856 54 729 1303 32 1458 224 1221 234 1290 472 206 1001 1446 921 30 359 917 74 43 259 419 439 105 150 1182