Gone with the Wind (2019)

Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell s epic novel of love and war won the Pulitzer Prize and went on to give rise to two authorized sequels and one of the most popular and celebrated movies of all time Many novels have
  • Title: Gone with the Wind
  • Author: Margaret Mitchell Pat Conroy
  • ISBN: 9781416548942
  • Page: 105
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gone with the Wind
    Margaret Mitchell s epic novel of love and war won the Pulitzer Prize and went on to give rise to two authorized sequels and one of the most popular and celebrated movies of all time Many novels have been written about the Civil War and its aftermath None take us into the burning fields and cities of the American South as Gone With the Wind does, creating haunting scenesMargaret Mitchell s epic novel of love and war won the Pulitzer Prize and went on to give rise to two authorized sequels and one of the most popular and celebrated movies of all time Many novels have been written about the Civil War and its aftermath None take us into the burning fields and cities of the American South as Gone With the Wind does, creating haunting scenes and thrilling portraits of characters so vivid that we remember their words and feel their fear and hunger for the rest of our lives In the two main characters, the white shouldered, irresistible Scarlett and the flashy, contemptuous Rhett, Margaret Mitchell not only conveyed a timeless story of survival under the harshest of circumstances, she also created two of the most famous lovers in the English speaking world since Romeo and Juliet.
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    1. It takes guts to make your main character spoiled, selfish, and stupid, someone without any redeeming qualities, and write an epic novel about her But it works for two reasons First of all you wait for justice to fall its merciless blow with one of the most recognized lines in cinema frankly my dear, I don t give a damn , but you end with a broken and somewhat repentant character and you can t be pitiless Secondly, if you were going to parallel the beautiful, affluent, lazy, spirited South being [...]

    2. I honestly do not know whether to give this book 5 stars for being one of the most completely engrossing, shocking, and emotionally absorbing pieces of literature ever written, or to give it 0 stars for being the most tragic, unendingly upsetting, disturbing book I ve ever read I read the last 50 pages or so literally with my mouth wide open, unable to believe that it was really going to be THAT tragically sad When I finally finished, I walked downstairs in a daze, handed the book to my husband, [...]

    3. One of my reading themes for 2016 is reading at least ten classic books It seems only fitting that on the Fourth of July I completed Margaret Mitchell s Gone With the Wind, an epic masterpiece that many view as the definitive great American novel I feel that the two halves of the book mirror the southern United States before and after the Civil War The first half of the book occurs primarily at Tara Plantation We meet our main protagonist Scarlett O Hara, the belle of the south, who epitomizes w [...]

    4. I ve said it some time ago GWTW the novel is like watching the ten hour director s cut of GWTW the movie Hell yeah All the memorable scenes are there, the spotlit romance is considerably widened in scope, as is the sturdy social studies lesson on the almighty American Civil War I mean, everyone has the basic idea correct the South took a tremendous thrashing But having the loser s POV take the forefront, even to the extent of exalting the K.K.K this, than Scarlett O Hara s infamous bitchiness b [...]

    5. So much has been said in praise of this book it feels redundant to add In terms of the slave holding society, the film actually toned down the pro South view of Reconstruction Scarlett s second husband joined the KKK in the book and Mammy remains probably one of the most fully developed and likeable African American characters from 1930 you ll read Rhett Butler is the consummate alpha male This book is definitely the timeless classic reputation it has earned, and though at times it seemed like [...]

    6. I received my copy of Gone With the Wind in 1991 and never got past the first 50 or 100 pages in any of my annual attempts at this books until 2004, at which point I decided to defeat the book one and for all I FINALLY FINISHED READING THE DAMN BOOK.I want my time back.There was a reason I never before read past the first 50 or 100 pages Scarlet is a raging evil snarky miserable bitch and I hate her None of the other characters were particularly likable ranging from sniveling, whiny sissies to e [...]

    7. My mother wouldn t let me read Gone With the Wind until I was 16 A few years ago I was at a cocktail party and they asked the trivia question What was the first line of GWtW I knew the answer My husband asked, How did you know that He d lived with me how many decades I told him about my mom s restriction and how, when I finally opened the book, I was stunned by the first sentence I had seen the movie and Scarlett was beautiful, if a bitch I also remember it because everyone always talked about h [...]

    8. 6 29 16 UPDATE I have since watched the movie and although I really liked the movie, it doesn t hold a candle to the book But you can imagine that a book this size can t be put into one movie sitting And where the book made me cry a lot, the movie didn t.I spent over 12 hours today finishing this book 1037 pages 1 Because I wanted to know what was going to happen 2 I have no sort of life so I can do this from time to time.I can not believe it took me so long to read this book I didn t think it w [...]

    9. There s an episode of The Simpsons where Apu, the Indian owner of the Kwik E Mart, takes the American citizenship test Apu, who throughout the episode has demonstrated a much stronger grasp of American history than any of the American born characters, is at the oral exam stage of the test His examiner, a bored white guy, is asking the questions, and the following exchange occurs BORED WHITE GUY Okay, last question what was the cause of the Civil War APU Actually, there were numerous causes Aside [...]

    10. I don t like reviewing overly popular, classic books because let s face it, what can be said regarding a book that 8,720 reviewers haven t already covered, from 1 star through 5 star opinions So I ll just say that I read this novel for the first time when I was only about 14 years old And re read it, and re read it, and re read it again several times until around age 18 And then I never picked it up again until age 48 that s 30 years of reading silence for those of you mathamatically inclined B [...]

    11. Gone with the Wind, Margaret MitchellGone with the Wind is a novel by American writer Margaret Mitchell, first published in 1936 The story is set in Clayton County and Atlanta, both in Georgia, during the American Civil War 1974 1998 2000 1336 1460 1357 1379 1387 1363 1368 1374 9646512062 1377

    12. But I could have been nicer to him You could have been if you d been somebody else Well, that about sums it up.I am sorry to say this, I do not mean to sound cruel, I understand their considerable stress, but most of the main characters in this book were just plain stupid Some might not be overtly so but they were in terrible need of serious self awareness, at any rate.I can t phantom how this was called a love story view spoiler If I have to label it anything it would soon be called a tragey hi [...]

    13. Reto 9 PopSugar 2018 Un libro acerca de un villano o antih roe Qu puedo decir de este maravilloso libro Acabo de terminarlo y a n tengo un nudo en la garganta Confieso que no llevaba ni la cuarta parte y ya no ten a ninguna duda de que ser an mis primeras cinco estrellas del a o.La narrativa de Margaret Mitchell es impecable, aunque es inevitable notar la influencia de haber nacido y residido toda su vida en la misma ciudad en que mayormente transcurre su obra, que por lo que le en su biograf a, [...]

    14. Before I give my opinion about this classic novel let me make a few things clear This book certainly has a lot of literary value It is well written, the characters, are for the most part, interesting and Mitchell certainly breathed life into her characters They feel like people and the plot, while it goes on for ages, it constructed well and by the end you feel like you have been satisfied in terms of a character arc.Okay, now that that s done I hate this book I hate the characters except Melani [...]

    15. Just finished my most recent rereading of GWTW and fell in love with this book once again Margaret Mitchell never fails to weave her magic no matter how many times I ve read itTW is not just a romantic story involving Scarlett, Ashley and Rhett but also a well researched account of the civil war Since the victors always write the history concerning any war it s fascinating to learn about the other side of the story.

    16. Perhaps I want the old days back again and they ll never come back, and I am haunted by the memory of them and of the world falling about my ears The civil war A beautiful woman at the height of selfishness The love and death of home and land Society wound up so tight an improper wink could undo you Destruction, tragedy, political corruption, truth, lies, life, death, love, loss, big changes, new beginnings, intermingled with never ending cycles All of this helps make Gone with the wind what it [...]

    17. I ve had a lot of trouble writing this review I ve been writing and re writing this review over the last few months, and I just couldn t get it perfect I ve finally come to realise no review I can ever write will do this novel justice so I am just going to post it as it is.Set in the state of Georgia, before, during and after the American Civil War, Gone With the Wind tells the story of Scarlett O Hara, a vain, spoiled, over privileged daughter of a plantation owner, from her days as a carefree [...]

    18. Having a hard time slogging through the blatant racism in this book Times sure have changed And thank God for that.Okay, nearly forty years since I first read it, the epic love story set against the brutality of the Civil War still manages to sweep me up But the racism still wrankles, especially the glorification of the Ku Klux Klan southern gentlemen had no other choice They weren t bullies terrorizing people because of the color of their skin, they were protecting their women from the rapaciou [...]

    19. This book This book Honestly, I would go as far to say that it is a masterpiece, in its scope, its characterisation, its history, and its story Never have I been so enthralled in such a long book, to the point where I was never bored and constantly wishing I was reading it when I wasn t able to damn you work shakes fist And never have I read a near 1000 page novel in such a short space of time For those of you who haven t seen the film, Gone With the Wind is a sweeping Civil War era drama, comin [...]

    20. As readers, we have the wonderful advantage of perspective We can empathise with characters because we know how they think and feel and we re touched by it My dad is a cinephile and despite never having read the book, has seen Gone with the Wind multiple times Based on this, he views Scarlett as selfish and spoilt, when she s actually so much than that I enjoyed the film very much, but I wish adaptations wouldn t have to downplay characters so Despite all of this, I love movie Scarlett Vivien L [...]

    21. I read this book when I was fifteen during a hot, sticky Texas summer That was than 10 years ago, and I have read the book at least 3 times since then, but I can still remember the book s initial impact on me I remember my journal entries about it and my inability to get the book off my mind long after I d finished it I was infatuated In my U.S History class a year later, my teacher assigned a paper on some historical topic or other I hardly remember what the actual assignment was, because I a [...]

    22. I don t think I need to say much about this story because most of you will have already read the book or watched the movie I will say though that this book fascinated me, mostly because of the main character Scarlett O Hara She is such a brat and 100% selfish everything she does, she does to gain her goals but I loved how she is portrayed mostly realistically Everyone has these dark and twisted thoughts inside, Scarlett just isn t afraid to show it I did feel, however, that her character was a b [...]

    23. Wherein I attempt to write a review using all the new words I learned whilst reading the book My made up on the spot rule is one per sentence, to make it a challenge Glossary at end of review I hope you won t look upon my review as mere folderol, but the most interesting things to be said about Gone With the Wind have been said over and over it s breathtaking, sweeping, American, but also racist and exacerbating Everyone needs to read the story of one of literature s best tragic heroines Scarlet [...]

    24. 619 Gone With the Wind, Margaret MitchellGone with the Wind is a novel by American writer Margaret Mitchell, first published in 1936 The story is set in Clayton County and Atlanta, both in Georgia, during the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era It depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well to do plantation owner, who must use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty following Sherman s destructive March to the Sea 2000 1383 1937 [...]

    25. I kind of don t want to give this book 5 stars I m going to, because it was epic Seriously, it s a really, really good read and Margaret Mitchell was a fantastic storyteller She captures the feel of a lost generation and a bygone world and makes it real, pulsing with life and bittersweet memory and pride Her characters are wonderfully vivid and complicated and conflicted, larger than life archetypes symbolizing the different elements of society each one represents And the story is sweeping and g [...]

    26. One book I can honestly say that I enjoyed less than the movie In Margaret Mitchell s book Scarlett has no redeeming qualities whatsoever I spent the better part of the book wanting to slap her silly.

    27. Copied over from my blog I d known this was racist in a vague sort of way, not remembering much about the book or movie except bosoms and swooning, but wow, I didn t know it was that mindblowingly racist The people who wanted to cut the n word from Huckleberry Finn should all get together and have let s set Gone With The Wind on fire parties Man, if they applied their efforts to Gone With The Wind they could probably cut the book short by about a hundred pages.I should say I like Scarlett as a c [...]

    28. The first time and until now the only time I read this book was in December 1975 I had just finished high school and my best friend persuaded me to read her favourite novel Every afternoon for about three weeks I went to the local beach for a couple of hours to sunbake and read From that first experience of reading Gone with the Wind , the novel became associated in my mind with the feeling of sunshine on my skin, the smell of the ocean, the sound of waves breaking on the sand and the sense of f [...]

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