By Margaret Mitchell
Because its unique ebook in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of many bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by means of readers all over the place because the nice American Novel.
Widely thought of the good American Novel, and sometimes remembered for its epic movie model, Gone With the Wind explores the intensity of human passions with an depth as daring as its surroundings within the crimson hills of Georgia. an excellent piece of storytelling, it vividly depicts the drama of the Civil conflict and Reconstruction.
This is the story of Scarlett O’Hara, the spoiled, manipulative daughter of a prosperous plantation proprietor, who arrives at younger womanhood simply in time to determine the Civil warfare ceaselessly swap her lifestyle. A sweeping tale of tangled ardour and braveness, within the pages of Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell brings to lifestyles the unforgettable characters that experience captured readers for over seventy years.
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She waved her whip while she observed Gerald and drew her dancing pair of crimson horses to a halt, and the 4 ladies behind the carriage leaned out and gave such vociferous cries of greeting that the crew pranced in alarm. To an off-the-cuff observer it can appear that years had handed because the Tarletons had obvious the O’Haras, rather than purely days. yet they have been a sociable relatives and loved their pals, in particular the O’Hara ladies. that's, they loved Suellen and Carreen. No lady within the County, with the potential exception of the empty-headed Cathleen Calvert, particularly cherished Scarlett. In summers, the County averaged a barbeque and ball approximately per week, yet to the red-haired Tarletons with their huge, immense means for taking part in themselves, every one barbeque and every ball was once as intriguing as though it have been the 1st they'd ever attended. They have been a beautiful buxom quartette, so stuffed into the carriage that their hoops and flounces overlapped and their parasols nudged and bumped jointly above their vast leghorn sunlight hats, topped with roses and dangling with black velvet chin ribbons. All colors of pink hair have been represented underneath those hats, Hetty’s undeniable crimson hair, Camilla’s strawberry blonde, Randa’s coppery auburn and small Betsy’s carrot best. “That’s an outstanding bevy, Ma’m,” stated Gerald gallantly, reining his horse along the carriage. “But it’s a long way they’ll visit beat their mom. ” Mrs. Tarleton rolled her red-brown eyes and sucked in her reduce lip in burlesqued appreciation, and the women cried, “Ma, cease making eyes or we’ll inform Pa! ” “I vow, Mr. O’Hara, she by no means provides us an opportunity while there’s a good-looking guy such as you round! ” Scarlett laughed with the remaining at those sallies yet, as regularly, the liberty with which the Tarletons handled their mom got here as a surprise. They acted as though she have been one among themselves and never an afternoon over 16. To Scarlett, the very suggestion of claiming such issues to her personal mom was once nearly sacrilegious. And yet—and yet—there was once anything very friendly in regards to the Tarleton women’ family with their mom, and so they cherished her for all that they criticized and scolded and teased her. now not, Scarlett loyally hastened to inform herself, that she would favor a mom like Mrs. Tarleton to Ellen, yet nonetheless it might be enjoyable to romp with a mom. She knew that even that suggestion was once disrespectful to Ellen and felt ashamed of it. She knew no such problematic techniques ever disturbed the brains less than the 4 flaming thatches within the carriage and, as regularly whilst she felt herself diversified from her associates, an aggravated confusion fell upon her. quickly even though her mind was once, it used to be now not made for research, yet she half-consciously discovered that, for all of the Tarleton ladies have been as unruly as colts and wild as March hares, there has been an unworried single-mindedness approximately them that was once a part of their inheritance. On either their mother’s and their father’s part they have been Georgians, north Georgians, just a new release clear of pioneers. They have been yes of themselves and in their atmosphere.