Gone with the Wind Author:Margaret Mitchell The most popular american novel ever written. to date Gone with the Wind has had over 70 printings and been translated into 24 languages. The most popular motion picture ever made. A Selznick Internatioal Picture releaced through MGM and directed by Victor Fleming from the screen play by Sidney Howard, with music by Max Steiner. A Pulitzer Priz... more »e Winner, Gone with the Wind is more than a novel about America- it is a book that has become part of the American tradition. A book to own, re-read, and remember forever. A flaming epic of war and Reconstruction. It's story of the fiery love between beautiful and willful Scarlett O'Hara and unscrupulous Rhett Butler is " in sheer readability... surpassed by nothing in American fiction."