Gone With the Wind – Book Review


Book: Gone With the Wind
Author: Margaret Mitchell
Year: 1936

Margaret Mitchell’s only published work, Gone With the Wind, is a novel of massive proportions. Not to be confused as an out-and-out love story this historical saga spans the years of the American Civil War and the period of Reconstruction and traces with it the life of Scarlett O’Hara. What brought me to Gone With the Wind is hard to tell. A solid resolve of reading almost everything I could lay my hands on, perhaps? Or chance? I am yet to know. But the troughs and crests of Scarlett O’Hara’s life became a story I read avidly for many days. Some days I woke up thinking, what is she going to do next? On others, I found myself intoning her famous charm, “I shall think about it tomorrow.” Scarlett O’Hara’s hugely (in)famous name and her persona are all very well…

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