Book Reviews of Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind
Author: Margaret Mitchell
ISBN-13: 9780446365383
ISBN-10: 0446365386
Publication Date: 8/1/1993
Pages: 1,024
Rating:
  • Currently 4.6/5 Stars.
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4.6 stars, based on 247 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
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.
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Helpful Score: 3
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.
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Helpful Score: 2
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!
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Helpful Score: 2
As amazing as everyone says it is!

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!

An awesome read.
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Helpful Score: 2
I've read this book more times than I can count. I've gone through 4 copies, and I love it every single time. So much better than the movie!
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of the best books every written! By far a thousand time better than the movie!

ellen
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Helpful Score: 1
i've read this book 9 times through the years and it's STILL a great read!!
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Helpful Score: 1
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.
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The first time I read this I was a sophomore in high school with a paperback copy that was falling apart. I love it so much I've read it three times!
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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.
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I love this book!
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One of my favorite books.
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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.
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One of my favorite books (and movies) of all time! Beautiful writing and a captivating story!
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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.
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Wow...I am really in the minority here, but I think this book is BORING! Watch the movie, you'll like it better and it will take less time.
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Awesome account of the old south!
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The person who ordered it from me had conditions, I was going to respond "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn", but I thought better of it.
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This is one of my favorite books of all time. In fact, this book is the reason I became such an avid reader. This classic is one that everyone should read.
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This is a classic...what more can I say?
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It's a classic - what else can I say
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Haven't read it yet but it has a sequel called Scarlett.
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What can you say about a classic??!!