Once I got over the shock of the racist language and settled down into the time period in which this book is set (1860s), I was absolutely carried away by Margaret Mitchell's story. Multiple times throughout the book I thought to myself: "There is no wonder this book won the Pulitzer Prize. It deserved it!" The character development was absolutely fantastic. This is so very evident when you read the reviews. How else could readers form such strong opinions? I was also thrilled with the history lessons on the Civil War and Reconstruction in the South that were woven throughout the story. As a resident of the South, I immensely enjoy southern fiction and this novel shoots to the top of my list of favorites.
This happens to be one of my all time favorite movies and I thought it might be fun to have the book as well.I am not usually a lover of big books but this one will be a lot of fun to read.
My favorite book of all time! Such great writing!!
How could you not love this book?! One of my absolute favorites!
Probably the best novel I have ever read.
hello classic....read it over and over and over ...cant touch the movie but excellent to watch too
LOVE LOVE LOVE, this book. Scarlett is great too! If you want to know things about the civil war without reading a history book this book is great for you. It is long...but I have read and reread it!
I read this book almost cover to cover as a teenager when I lived in the South. I had already seen the movie by then, which is still a classic. But, with a 4 plus hourr screen time (pre mini-series), the director had to leave major parts of the plot out.
Scarlett O'Hara is probably the most compelling heroine ever written, and the story is nothing less than epic. But, with 30 years gone by and a major move to Seattle, the language does make me uncomfortable. If high school children could be forced to read a 500 page book, the same controversy would ensue with "GWTW" as we've seen with "Huckleberry Finn".
Alexandra Ripley modified most of the language in the contracted-for sequel. While the plot wasn't as good because it was just too tidy, the writing did make me less uncomfortable.
Soo, just take the book in context and it should be a compelling read.
One of my all time favorites! What really needs to be said about this classic?
Loved it....A true classic!
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, inspiration for the most popular motion picture ever made, this flaming epic of Civil War and Reconstruction is the most widely read American novel ever written.