Gone With the Wind: the definitive illustrated history of the book, the movie, and the legend
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of an American Classic.
Published in the spring of 1936, Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind was an immediate and overwhelming success; millions of copies were sold in its first year alone. By the time the film opened on December 15, 1939, the anticipation and excitement were so great that the city of Atlanta declared the day an official...more
What I have read is Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind.
I saw the film in my middle teens and was bought the book when I was 21. Both film and book are in my alltime favourite lists.
this is a superb book, beautifully written.
Every character springs to life as you turn each page.
Yes, Scarlett is a bitch but she fought and struggled to feed and keep a roof over the heads of the people she loved and some she didn't.
Melanie as strong...more
I read this book when I was a little girl before seeing the movie. I was soooo intrigued by this book to the extent that reading it was like watching the movie even before I saw the movie. I read this book from cover to cover at the age of 7 years old. After reading this book I wrote a play for the young people in my family to portray but it didn't go quite as I imagined it. My three daughters have been acquainted with the character Katy Scarlet O' Hara since they were little girls. We'd watch t...more
It's easy for people to forget there was first a successful novel that was begun by a woman who began writing out of boredom while letting her ankle heal. The book took ten years to write and it was the only novel Margaret Mitchell would publish in her lifetime. But really - wh...more
Personally, I am not a big fan of this movie. It's beautifully filmed, but I don't find the characters or the setting to be swoon-worthy or romantic in any way. I'm not nostalgic about the civil war and have to say I'...more
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