At a glance:
- Author: Margaret Mitchell
- First Published: 1936
- Genres: Long fiction, Historical fiction, War fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Maturation or coming of age, Self-discovery, Suffering, Love or romance, South or Southerners, Nineteenth century, Slavery or slaves, Marriage, Poverty or poor people, Jealousy, envy, or resentment, Plantations or plantation life, Civil War, Farms, farmers, or farming, Upper classes, Death or dying, Greed, Reconstruction, Ambition, Stereotypes
- Locales: South (U.S.), United States, North America, Atlanta, Georgia
Gone with the Wind, perhaps the most famous American novel of the twentieth century, tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara, a Southern woman trying to maintain her identity as her world is torn apart by the United States Civil War. Upon publication, the novel attained instant popularity, and the premiere of the film version in 1939 met with equal enthusiasm.
The story begins when Scarlett, at age sixteen, experiences the first real disappointment of her pampered life. Ashley Wilkes, the man she loves, marries Melanie Hamilton, a soft-spoken and gentle...
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