Book Reviews of Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind

Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind
Scarlett The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With The Wind
Author: Alexandra Ripley
ISBN-13: 9780446363259
ISBN-10: 0446363251
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 896
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 314 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
This was a better-than-average attempt at a sequel, and considering that it was not written by the author of the original, it's pretty good. However, it does not rise to the level of the original. Gone With the Wind is true literature - wonderful, readable literature, but literature nonetheless. This book is ... not. Few sequels can stand up to the original, and this one is no exception. It's a fun read, but it doesn't have the depth and breadth of the original.
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Helpful Score: 6
This book reads exactly like what it is: a lengthy fanfiction. There never should've been a sequel, because nobody on the planet can do justice to Margaret Mitchell's book.
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Helpful Score: 5
Everyone told me not to bother with this book but I found it at the thrift store for a quarter and figured, what the heck. I completely loved it. It was Scarlett to a T. It had adventures and predicaments and Scarlett being Scarlett. Since I didn't expect much I didn't mind that Rhett isn't around in most of the book. Besides, when he is there, it's him to a T and he's wonderful. This book is about Scarlett growing up. I highly recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 4
Oh, I wish PBS had been around when this book came out! I wouldn't have wasted my money on it, then.
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Helpful Score: 3
I so loved GWTW as a young adult. I really looked forward to reading this when I first heard about it. It was written more like a tacky romance (that goes on & on) than a novel. The characters of Scarlett & Rhett are completely unrecognizable. Don't waste your money or your credits on this one!
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Helpful Score: 3
For anyone whoever read the first and original" Gone With The Wind" I am sure that they found this book a big disappointment as much as I did. The movie for this book was a joke too. I do not recommend it at all.
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Helpful Score: 2
Gone with the wind did not deserve a sequel in this matter. Was extremely disappointed , as I am sure everyone was as well. We expected Margaret Mitchell, and friends, she is dead. A book as great as Gone with the Wind could never have a sequel that lives up to the original. 2-3 stars. A nice try, but, not really lived up to the expectations of all the Gone With the Wind fans.
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Helpful Score: 2
It's not Gone With the Wind, but it's a good read, and it ties up Scarlett and Rhett's relationship well.

If you've re-read GWTW a thousand times, you'd enjoy reading this one.
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Helpful Score: 2
I did not like this book. I do not believe that the story followed the original GWTW at all. The character of Scarlet was completely changed, and did things I do not believe Scarlet would have done. Would she ever give up her precious Tara, after all she went through to keep it? Tara was one of the the most important parts of GWTW and helped define Scarlet's character.
Perhaps the author did not read GWTW?
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Helpful Score: 2
I'm not a big fan of this book, but I still feel compelled to read it after rereading Gone With the Wind, simply for the sake of completing the journey with Scarlett.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very good sequel to Gone With The Wind. I really enjoyed it.
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Helpful Score: 1
To try and follow GWTW, impossible, but I loved this sequel, and enjoy reading it. I think Ms. Ripley did a wonderful job with this book.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the sequel to "Gone With the Wind", written in the style of Margaret Mitchell (but not BY Margaret Mitchell!).
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Helpful Score: 1
I always finished every book I ever began...until this one. Don't waste your time.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful sequel, very well researched and written. Alexandra Ripley was a good choice, her style compliments Margaret Mitchell's writing style nicely.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not as good as the original of course, but a very good continuation of it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Finally closure to what could have happened.

Rhett may not have given a damn, but I did....
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this book...Gone With The Wind it is not...but a very decent sequel.
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Helpful Score: 1
A Good Read, just not the same Scarlett.
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I really enjoyed the story of Scarlett after "Gone with the wind". I had always wondered what did she do after......
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I was a little skeptical at first when I realized that this book was written by another author other then Margaret Mitchell, but as I read I was amazed. This book is almost as good or equal to Gone With the Wind. I love it!
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I could not put this book down. I read GWTW and Scarlett back to back and I loved them both.
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It's an interesting read and not a terrible book on its own however, it definitely did not do GWTW justice and I'd only recommend it if you can disconnect it from it's predecessor. I often found myself thinking "Would Scarlett really do that?" or same for Rhett. To its credit, I don't necessarily believe any sequel could've stood up to the original. Read at your own risk!
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I read this years ago when it first came out and enjoyed it very much. It is a wonderful sequel to a bigger than life story.
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I found that I didn't care enough about what happened to Scarlett to try to read almost 900 pages of very small print.
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Much much better than the movie.
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My husband bought this book for me as a Christmas gift when it first came out. I did enjoy it very much but found some of the situations a bit far fetched. Even so a good read.
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It was a good book but I wasn't as impressed like I was with the original. Somehow it didn't feel right reading the sequel written by a different writer. Don't get me wrong because it still is a well written book and should still be enjoyed.
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The plot doesn't seem to move along as fast as Gone With the Wind.
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romantic and fun to read
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I used to wonder (even worry about) what became of Scarlett O'Hara - Butler until I read this book. Ripley takes the heroine back to Tara - to her roots - and shows us how resiliant a true Southern Belle is. Written about a woman by a woman, I thought this sequel to Gone With The Wind was wonderful.
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I absolutely Loved this book! I love where she goes with the story and think anyone that liked Gone with the Wind will equally like this one, despite being a different author.
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A classic, flows easily from "Gone With the Wind".
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Excellent Reading! If you enjoyed "Gone With The Wind," you are sure to enjoy this novel as well; very entertaining!
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Scarlett goes to Ireland and begins a new life. You have to read the book to find out how Rett fits into this story, but I promise you won't be disappointed. Loved it!
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Good sequel! Loved GWTW & loved this too!
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I really like this book. Was in love with Gone with the Wind as a child and when this book came out I read it immediately and saw the movie. I had to get a copy for myself.
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If you loved Gone With The Wind, you will love this book. It is a credible sequel to the original. It is so much fun to continue to enjoy the GWTW characters.
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What can be said other than AWESOME
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Excellent sequel.
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This one did not live up to my expectations of this long awaited sequel. Scarlett was a Southern girl and in this she spent a majority of her time in Ireland.
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Scarlett is the sequel to Margaret Mitchells Gone with the Wind. The author created a new story of Scarletts life after Rhett walked out.
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great addition!
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From the Publisher
The timeless tale continues...
The most popular and beloved American historical novel
ever written, Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind is
unparalleled in its portrayal of men and women at once
larger than life but as real as ourselves. Now bestselling
writer Alexandra Ripley brings us back to Tara and
reintroduces us to the characters we remember so well:
Rhett, Ashley, Mammy, Suellen, Aunt Pittypat, and, of
course, Scarlett.
As the classic story, first told over half a century ago,
moves forward, the greatest love affair in all fiction is
reignited; amidst heartbreak and joy, the endless,
consuming passion between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett
Butler reaches its startling culmination. Rich with
surprises at every turn and new emotional, breathtaking
adventures, Scarlett satisfies our longing to reenter the
world of Gone With the Wind, and like its predecessor,
Scarlett will find an eternal place in our hearts.
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Scarlett is still thinking about it "tomorrow". Does she get Rhett back? Long read but a good read
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It has been several years since I've read this, but at the time I could not put the book down.
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"Adds new zest to a much-loved classic...Ripley keeps the pace racing."
-San Francisco Chronicle
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Come back to Tara... to Scarlett and Rhett... and to the greatest love story in all fiction. This is the book whose initial publication was an instant sensation: selling out immediately, setting new records, and enthralling readers all over the world. This is the book everyone wants to read, savor, and enjoy.


The sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind.
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This was a wonderful read!
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I enjoyed it.
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I never read gone with the wind but have read this one many times. Scarlett is in true form in this book. her antics that she pulls to get her man. it also clues you into stuff that the last book and movie left out. All southern women should read thius book.
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This book was a bit long, but I did enjoy it.
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One of my favs
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I have not read this book
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An awesome squel to a true classic
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Small tear in upper right hand corner - about 10cm in length & 2cm in width. Other wise in good condition.
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I saw the movie.