Gone With The Wind

Gone With The Wind

Book - 1936
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Publisher: New York : International Collectors Library American Headquarters, 1936.
Characteristics: 689 p. ;,22 cm.

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alicat1
Oct 19, 2017

Many interesting characters and love triangles in this "Great American Novel".

SCL_Leanne Jul 18, 2017

Explores the depth of human passions with an intensity as it vividly depicts the drama of the Civil War.

iamwonderwmn Jun 28, 2017

Margaret Mitchell rocks!

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Mar 23, 2017

The American Civil War was a pretty dreadful time to live. This classical literature book (very thick and full of content) shows the horrors of living through this time, through the eyes of Scarlett O'Hara. Throughout the book, her character development from a girl who had it all to a girl who lost it all is fabulously detailed. Her determination and steely personality gets her through a lot, but that is precisely what blinds her from the affection of someone who loved her dearly. I think that while her stubbornness may have been attractive to some, it was a bit irksome to read. This book has broken many hearts, and will continue to do so for a long, long time. 4/5 Stars.  
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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starlessartemis
Feb 06, 2017

It was hard putting this book down. I read it every free minute I had between work, after work, when I awoke. Despite their flaws, I grew to care for many of the characters. I admired Scarlett's passionate determination and Melanie's unwavering loyalty and enjoyed Rhett's sardonic humor.

AL_LESLEY Nov 23, 2016

What an amazing book. I am in awe.

SaraLovesBooks Sep 07, 2016

This book is the first love of my life. It is an amazing epic story of the Old South, a romanticized view to be sure, but very well-written. The characters jump off the page, and are fully dimensional human beings with strengths and weaknesses.

Love her or hate her, Scarlett is an unforgettable heroine who makes the best of the circumstances that life hands her, choosing survival and dragging all those she feels responsible for along for the ride.

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Shastabee
Jul 04, 2016

I love how the story ended, and I am sure our dear, determined little Scarlet eventually warmed Rhett's heart again. They are so alike; she should have realized her love sooner!! I absolutely adore every character presented; even ol' Archie, fussy maid-like Frank, and wurthles Prissy. Though, Melanie was so dear, and gracious, and she was so similar to Ellen! But, the one character I naturally dislike would probably be "that creature", Bella Watling.

It is heartbreaking how Bonnie Blue Butler died. I wasn't even expecting it anymore than Scarlet and Rhett. And for her to die in such an ironic way; the same exact way Gerald said to have died, made it even more upsetting. It was very hard to put this book down, and I enjoyed every page of it.

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becker
Jun 16, 2016

If you like to be swept away in a great story, look no further. This was such an enjoyable read. Scarlett is one of the most interesting complex characters and the customs and society of the south made a wonderful setting. Highly recommended if you like to lose yourself in a big book.

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aurora_02
May 15, 2016

This is an amazing book. Scarlett makes plenty of mistakes throughout the story, but finally realizes at the end who the people are that really matter to her. And of course, Melanie was just the biggest sweetheart ever :3.

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rachaelp8
Jul 20, 2016

"Tomorrow is another day."

EuSei Dec 15, 2015

Now, if thar's one thing I hates worse than a nigger or a woman, it's a Yankee.

EuSei Dec 15, 2015

Well, what can you expect of nigger-loving Yankees?

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momabear02
Jun 09, 2015

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn! Rhett Butler

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Rainman
Aug 23, 2014

"You have the nastiest way of making virtues sound so stupid." / "But virtues *are* stupid."

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Rainman
Aug 23, 2014

You can't make me mad by calling me names that are true.

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red_parrot_84
Jul 21, 2014

"I'm not a marrying man." -Rhett Butler

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carlastephenson
Jun 05, 2014

Rhett: Frankly, Scarlet, I don't give a Damn!

Scarlet: Who's Frank?

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movie_christian
Jun 05, 2014

"No girl in the County, with the possible exception of the empty-headed Cathleen Calvert, really liked Scarlett"

EuSei Mar 24, 2014

"Frankly, I don't give a damn." (Butter never uttered "my dear" in the book, only in the movie; and the "damn" was a big no-no at the time!)

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red_parrot_84
Jul 18, 2014

red_parrot_84 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bnhkr
Jun 19, 2014

bnhkr thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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olive_jaguar_13
Apr 27, 2014

olive_jaguar_13 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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awesomeshif10
Feb 20, 2014

awesomeshif10 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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cmorrison81600
Dec 02, 2013

cmorrison81600 thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

EuSei Sep 16, 2013

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DareMolly2
Jun 22, 2011

DareMolly2 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

waitingforeternity May 08, 2011

waitingforeternity thinks this title is suitable for 11 years and over

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momabear02
Jun 09, 2015

An epic, beautiful book set before, during, and after the Civil War. The rich characters and masterful story will stay with you long after you have finished it.

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