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Gone with the Wind
by Margaret Mitchell

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Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Overview

Gone with the Wind is a novel written by Margaret Mitchell, first published in 1936. The story is set in Clayton County, Georgia, and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstruction era. It depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner, who must use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of the pover Gone with the Wind is a novel written by Margaret Mitchell, first published in 1936. The story is set in Clayton County, Georgia, and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstruction era. It depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner, who must use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of the poverty she finds herself in after Sherman's March to the Sea. A historical novel, the story is a Bildungsroman or coming-of-age story, with the title taken from a poem written by Ernest Dowson. Gone with the Wind was popular with American readers from the onset and was the top American fiction bestseller in the year it was published and in 1937. As of 2014, a Harris poll found it to be the second favorite book of American readers, just behind the Bible. More than 30 million copies have been printed worldwide.

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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the SHITZA.COM database with this name. Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell, popularly known as Margaret Mitchell, was an American author, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 for her novel, Gone with the Wind, published in 1936. The novel is one of the most popular books of all time, selling more than 28 million copies. An American film adaptation, released i

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Original Title Gone with the Wind ISBN 0446675539 (ISBN13: 9780446675536 ) Edition Language English Characters Scarlett O'Hara, Rhett Butler, Ashley Wilkes, Melanie Hamilton Wilkes, Wade Hampton Hamilton...more , Ella Lorena Kennedy, Eugenie Victoria "Bonnie Blue" Butler, Beau Wilkes, India Wilkes, Honey Wilkes, John Wilkes, Gerald O'Hara, Ellen O'Hara, Suellen O'Hara, Carreen O'Hara, Eulalie, Pauline, Mammy Abigail, Prissy, Pork, Dilcey, Charles Hamilton, Frank Kennedy, Belle Watling, Jonas Wilkerson, Emmie Slattery, Will Benteen, Aunt Pittypat Hamilton, Uncle Peter, Scarlett O'Hara, Rhett Butler, Ashley Wilkes...less setting Atlanta, Georgia (United States) Literary Awards Pulitzer Prize for Novel (1937), National Book Award for Novel (1936) (433)