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Gone with the Wind

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5/5 (425 ratings)
Length: 1,507 pages28 hours

Editor's Note

Controversial classic…
Beloved for introducing Scarlett O’Hara in all her hot-tempered, coyly flirtatious, and manipulative glory, Margaret Mitchell’s Civil War classic is also infamous for its racist portrayals of slavery and sympathetic depiction of the KKK.


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.
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