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User Review  - andsoitgoes - LibraryThing

This was such a great book! It gave me a true picture of the South during that time period. I am so glad it has not be censored as I believe it is very important for future generations to be able to ... Read full review

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User Review  - NPJacobsen - LibraryThing

GONE WITH THE WIND by Margaret Mitchell Gone with the Wind is Margaret Mitchell's historical novel that follows the life of Scarlet O'Hara, a Southern Belle, during the American Civil War and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - AddictedToMorphemes - LibraryThing

An incredible encapsulation of the people, culture, and events of the American Civil War and the Reconstruction years in the Atlanta, Georgia area. Centers around the life of Scarlett O'Hara, the ... Read full review

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User Review  - yvonne.sevignykaiser - LibraryThing

This was on my classic to reread list and southern literary journey list. I read this many years ago and have seen the movie many times. The movie is a classic and is worth seeing excellent casting ... Read full review

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User Review  - mrsdanaalbasha - LibraryThing

My mom believed that all I needed to know about the world is shortened in three movies: 1- Grease - to know what guys are really like. 2- Gone with the Wind - to know that some girls can be strong. 3 ... Read full review

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Oh God! Where do i begin to start!! I had a strong feeling that it being a classic won't be that good but boy! was i wrong...Rhett Butler!!! That's the only thing which comes to my mind whenever i think about Gone With The Wind. Scarlett no doubt was a bitch! and the ending couldn't get any better... 

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Such a classic
A wonderful read on the civil war. This book has it all, action romance, drama. A true classic

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I love this book so much one of my fav

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Gone with the wind
What a tremendous book!! I was really amazed at the comparisons made of the differences of the upper crust familes before and after the Civil war. The staunch bigoted attitudes of the whites toward the former slaves. A must read for all. Roger

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Gone with the Wind, written in 1939, is my all-time favorite book. I love historical fiction. I tend to gravitate to historical fiction from Revolutionary times through the Civil War and Reformation. I particularly enjoy Gone with the Wind because within the pages of the book you live through tragic romances and happily ever afters. The story takes place during the Civil War and the reader is lost in the story through the eyes of Scarlett, Rhett, Ashley, and Melanie, along with a cast of other characters. Of course this time period was very unsettled and the reader learns about such topics as peer pressure from society -- staying loyal to one's family and friends and the South or taking up the cause for the North. As the war continues, some lose everything and, left with nothing, are forced to rise above the rubble and overcome the tragedies of the war. Of course, the haves and the have nots become more divided and further apart, yet adding more frustration to the time period. But, I think perhaps the strongest theme running through the novel is around feminism. As the men leave to join the war forces, the women are left to take care of the home front. There lives as they knew them change and they find themselves rising up to keep their families and their homes safe from harm. I have read Gone With the Wind probably 20 times and every time I read it I seem to always find something new about the characters and the events.
My parents gave me Gone with the Wind when I was still in grade school; a book considered a little "racey" for a grade schooler. At that time, I wasn't allowed to take the book to school, nor did I get to watch the movie, but I am so glad my parents gave me the opportunity to enjoy Gone with the Wind!
 


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