A heartbreaking anti-war novel set in American South during the Civil War. The heroine is one of the most famous in all literature: the white-shouldered Scarlett O’Hara, a strong-willed, Southern belle who knows how to get what she wants. Her third husband, Rhett Butler, is the consummate man’s man. Publically scorned for his scandalous, un-Southernly behavior, he’s the one Scarlett turns to when even she has gotten in over her head.
Leaning as it does towards the ideology and traditions of the old, antebellum South, the book would nonetheless win Mitchell a Pulitzer Prize. One of the most popular books of all time, it’s sold some 28 million copies and counting – an amazing number considering the size of the book at 1,037 pages.
Publication of the book brought Margaret Mitchell instant fame. She was besieged by the press, forcing her, at one point, into a mountain hideaway, where she says she decided she would never to write another word … and she never did.
Sequels to Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Rhett Butler’s People, Donald McCaig
Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind”, Alexandra Ripley
The Wind Is Never Gone: Sequels, Parodies and Rewritings of Gone with the Wind, M. Carmen Gomez-Galisteo
Similar Books to Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
In Search of Rhett Butler, by Sharron Haynes
The Wind Done Gone: A Novel, by Alice Randall
The Bronze Horseman, by Paullina Simons
Ashes in the Wind, by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss
North and South (North and South Trilogy Part One), by John Jakes
Heaven and Hell (North and South Trilogy), by John Jakes
Love and War (North and South Trilogy), by John Jakes
The Thorn Birds: A Novel, by Colleen McCullough
The Bastard (Kent Family Chronicles), by John Jakes
On Leaving Charleston, by Alexandra Ripley
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott
Movie Versions of Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Gone with the Wind (1939), starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh
Scarlett (1994), starring Joanne Whalley and Timothy Dalton