My all-time favorite book. I have at least three copies. I'm so happy to share this. Although this book is billed as a love story, it doesn't read like a typical sappy love story at all. There is so much more to it. Scarlett O'Hara is one of the most unlikable characters ever, but you can't help rooting for her. What she goes through is unbelievable. Rhett Butler is the bad boy with the heart of gold.
The love story of Rhett and Scarlet is a five star keeper, imho. The history is biased, but interesting. Nothing bored me with this story, but you have to take into consideration that it was written in the 1920's and 1930's(I believe it took the author more than 10 years to write) about the South during the Civil War from a strictly Southern point of view. Still, the love story is so captivating, and the characters in the book are so interesting, I would categorize this as a classic novel.
Wonderful saga of a Southern woman and her familie's struggle during the beginning of the civil war. Scarlett O'Hara's struggles with men and survival after the war are timeless and famous because of the movie epic'Gone With the Wind'. If you've seen the movie, you'll love the book!
The first hundred pages were a little tough for me to get through, but it got better.
Even if you have seen the movie, don't assume that you know the whole story. I have seen the movie a few times, but the book blew me away. I learned a whole lot about the Civil War that I did not know--and I am a history buff.
Scarlett is so deliciously shallow, Rhett is so dashing, Ashley such a romantic, and Melanie such a stalwart kind-hearted woman. You will fall in love with the characters. The supporting characters were also well fleshed-out and interesting.
And I loved the ending. I don't think I am giving anything away, since nearly everyone in the free world knows the plot to this book, but Scarlett deserved it!
Great Classic!!!! I figured every reader has to be able to say they have read "Gone with the Wind" so I did. I very much enjoyed reading the historical perspective of the south and the war. Towards the end I was ready for the book to be over. I now will read Scarlett in the near future.
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.
The greatest love story of our time, the story of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler . . .Margaret Mitchell's monumental epic of the South won a Pulitzer Prize, gave rise to the most popular motion picture of our time, and inspired a sequel that became the fastest selling novel of the century.