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Gone with the Wind, 75th Anniversary Edition: 75th Anniversary Edition

by Margaret Mitchell
Preface by Pat Conroy

Scribner | May 3, 2011 | Trade Paperback

Gone with the Wind, 75th Anniversary Edition: 75th Anniversary Edition is rated 4.6774 out of 5 by 31.
Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.

Widely considered The Great American Novel, and often remembered for its epic film version, Gone With the Wind explores the depth of human passions with an intensity as bold as its setting in the red hills of Georgia. A superb piece of storytelling, it vividly depicts the drama of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

This is the tale of Scarlett O’Hara, the spoiled, manipulative daughter of a wealthy plantation owner, who arrives at young womanhood just in time to see the Civil War forever change her way of life. A sweeping story of tangled passion and courage, in the pages of Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell brings to life the unforgettable characters that have captured readers for over seventy years.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 960 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1.7 in

Published: May 3, 2011

Publisher: Scribner

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1451635621

ISBN - 13: 9781451635621

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from better than I imagined I love the movie so I had to read the book, and I loved the book even more than I love the movie. Wonderfully written.
Date published: 2014-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must read. Really Usually, I rate a book based on the author's writing style. More than the story, what resonates with me is an eloquent and poetic piece of writing. This novel, however, is at the top of my charts simply for having the very best story. I am not by any means discounting the author's talent, the writing was extraordinary. The characters and the plot are unforgettable. The story is very unexpected, it'll pull you in. A must read for everyone, you won't be able to put it down.
Date published: 2014-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my all time favourite books and movies I have read this book many, many times as well as watched the movie and I never grow tired of it. Just read it and you will see why. This book is for all ages--from teens to your 90's a must read!!!
Date published: 2008-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Book is " Oh My God" Amazing It is very, very easy to understand why this book is a classic. It was written beautifully. I saw the movie and then read the book, and I thought the movie was good, but the book was a million times better. The movie really doesn't do justice to the book. With the book you get more backround information on characters like Ellen and Gerald, Scarlett's parents, and in general more insight. READ THIS BOOK YOU WILL LOVE IT.
Date published: 2007-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just Breath This has to be one of the most amazing books I have read. I read alot of books this one ranks in my top ten. It is a great story with great characters.
Date published: 2007-02-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME ROMANCE best classic romance, good read before the night although might be a little bit prolonged. The ending was thoughtful. Loved it. Sad that there are no other books written by her.
Date published: 2005-11-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from REALLY, REALLY BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! do not read this book, you will be utterly disapointed.You're thinking you're getting to read a book about two people's love, instead, till about 6/7 of the book isn't even about those two people, and when it's get's to the part their together, they don't even love each other. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2005-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gone With the Wind It was a wonderful book
Date published: 2005-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from greatest love story This is a book of history, love, war and survival. Margaret Mitchelle was truly a genius in making this masterpiece. I love every events from the pre war lavish parties and barbecues through devastation of post war and reconstruction and how Scarlett and Rhett survived all the ordeals. Rhett and Scarlett are great heroes on their own right. You're going to be crazy in love with the story that is for sure.
Date published: 2004-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gone with the Best I got interested with Gone with the Wind when my best friend's mom (Who is also my best friend) told me that they were watching Gone with the Wind. And they said that I could borrow the movie after they were done, Would really like it. Said my best friend. So I watched it, loved it. Then My best friend's mom baught me the bok as an early birthday present. I loved it, the best romance ever!
Date published: 2003-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing! Gone With The Wind is one of the best books I have ever read! It is great and kept me wanting for more! I have never read a book of this type and I loved it!
Date published: 2003-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Classic Book One of the best books that I have ever read... and keep on re-reading never getting tired of it... a classic book that every woman should read. If I could I would give this book 6 stars out of 5!
Date published: 2003-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wicked this book is amazing i can't get enough of it READ IT! READ IT! READ IT! READ IT! READ IT! READ IT! READ IT!
Date published: 2003-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wicked this book is amazing i can't get enough of it READ IT! READ IT! READ IT! READ IT! READ IT! READ IT! READ IT!
Date published: 2003-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Un-Love This book is often called the greatest love story of all time. I beg to differ. It is the greatest UN-love story of all time. The two heroes, Scarlett and Rhett, do not, in fact, love each other. Well, Rhett does, but Scarlett is truly no more than manipulative and selfish. She marries several times to different men throughout the book, never once for love. Always for status, or for money. She is spiteful and unkind. And whiny. Very whiny. Yet the true brilliance of this book is that it creates such a sense of connection with Scarlett that you can't help but cheer her on as she buys a mill with her husband's money, and vows never to be hungry again, no matter what it takes. It even moves you to actual pity when Rhett delivers his famous line My dear, I don't give a damn, Thankfully, when Scarlett gets to be too much, the novel talks about Melly, probably the kindest, sweetest, most forgiving female in literature, Ashley, the original tortured poet, and Rhett Butler, outwardly a jer
Date published: 2002-07-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Could Be Better Gone With The Wind is a brilliantly written work of art. It takes you back to the Southern plantation days and skillfully recreates the war between the North and the South as well as the effects of the war upon soldiers and plantaion owners. However, for all the praise it gets, and for all its strength, there is one weakness: 5-10% is very dry. There is too much detail sometimes in this book, and that is the one thing I deplore in novels. Over-describing a scene is simply a waste of paper in my opinion, but aside from being dry and wordy at some points, this book is an excellent novel and a wonderful product of its time.
Date published: 2002-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Tale of The Old South, priceless masterpiece! This book is worth every cent you may pay for it. Not only will you be captivated by the love story, for there is facts about the Old South that you'll find interesting as well. I have a true sense of feeling for the characters. I wish we could've done a study of this book in school!
Date published: 2002-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Love Epic The greatest love story of all time...one that I read over and over. NO doubt the best love story ever written..it encounters every detail and thought of a mind like Scarlett O'Hara's. A sexy, manipulating story of growing up, honour, infatuation, betrayal and true love.
Date published: 2001-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I have never read a book for so many times like this one. It is amazing.I have been loving it for more than 10 years.
Date published: 2001-03-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gone With The Wind Indulge yourself, if ever a book was worthy of a collectors edition Gone With the Wind is the one! Caught up in one of America's most tumultuous times, Scarlet O'hara is a woman to be reckoned with. She is a woman people love to hate but nothing stops Scarlet. She soldiers on for duty, family, pride,love and hate.
Date published: 2000-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gone WithThe Wind I have read this book over and over and over. The absolute strength of Scarlett O'Hara is rarly seen in literature. She had loyalties to her family, sacrificing and labouring when they had nothing. She had loyalties to her home, fearing no one and nothing to save it. Most importantly, she had loyalties to herself. She didn't allow the laws and standards of southern society keep her from striving to be the best that she could be. But the greatest quality of this character was that she was human. She made mistakes. She loved, she lost, she survived because afterall "tomorrow is another day."
Date published: 2000-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent I dare you to read this and tell me it isn't one of the best books published. When you do, you'll want to come back and write your own review.
Date published: 2000-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful book if I could give this book seven stars, I would!!! Superb, directly adheres to the creator of All My Children's advice for making a good story: make them laugh, make them cry, and make them wait. The book is wonderfully romantic, passionate, and exciting. Never a dull moment. There is also a lot of accurate historical information. Fabulous reading.
Date published: 2000-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gone with the Wind I don't think there is anyone who doesn't know this wonderful story of Scarlet O'Hara and Rhett Butler and how they survived the end of an era and the American Civil War. The book begins at a huge and elaborate party on a luxurious Georgia plantation where Rhett and Scarlet meet, and goes on to carry them through the burning of Atlanta and the end of civilization as they knew it. This book has been my favourite since I was twelve — a classic novel of love and war, destruction and rebuilding that deserves to be read more than once!
Date published: 2000-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IT IS FABULOUS! This book is the best book I ever read. It is even better than the Harry Potter books which I love also. Gone With the Wind is set in amazing setting which Margaret Mitchell described in such fine details it brings the whole story alive. The magic in this book is incredibly surreal. I applaud Margaret Mitchell and may her soul forever rest in peace.
Date published: 2000-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Historical Masterpiece I first read "Gone With The Wind" at age nine, and have read it countless times since. The story of Scarlett O'Hara during the Civil War is not only an enjoyable novel, but a historical masterpiece. This story teems with rich, colourful characters, not all of which are very likable, including Scarlett herself. In spite of this, or perhaps because of this, you are still fighting for Scarlett's cause, which is definitely not the Glorious Cause of the South. Scarlett O'Hara is a young Southern girl who goes through three husbands, bearing their children, while in love with her first husband's brother-in-law, who happened to be her childhood friend. The book describes the ugliness of the Civil War from the side of those that lost the most from those "damn Yankees". Yet, this book also tells of those who lived and died for the destroyed Cause, and the pain experienced. It tells of the rebuilding of the South, and the humbling of the South's patriots, still fiercely loyal to the dead Cause. "Gone With The Wind" speaks of a girl who wants life to be the way it was, and will stop at nothing, including murder, to make it that way. No doubt some people will find this book dull; we are all very different human beings. However, I have no doubts that someone out there will read this book and love it. That's a promise.
Date published: 1999-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gone with the Wind Having only ever seen the movie, reading the book was quite a unique experience. The novel lets you see the civil war from not only Scarlett O'Hara's perspective, but Melanie's, Rhett's, Ashley's and many others as well. It's a story of heartache and perseverance, but also one of price of arrogance. It's a long read, but it's worth it.
Date published: 1999-06-18

– More About This Product –

Gone with the Wind, 75th Anniversary Edition: 75th Anniversary Edition

by Margaret Mitchell
Preface by Pat Conroy

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 960 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1.7 in

Published: May 3, 2011

Publisher: Scribner

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1451635621

ISBN - 13: 9781451635621

About the Book

An anniversary edition of Mitchell's timeless classic. "Not just a great love story, "Gone with the Wind" is one of the most powerful anti-war novels ever written."--Fannie Flagg, Academy Award-nominated author.

From the Publisher

Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel.

Widely considered The Great American Novel, and often remembered for its epic film version, Gone With the Wind explores the depth of human passions with an intensity as bold as its setting in the red hills of Georgia. A superb piece of storytelling, it vividly depicts the drama of the Civil War and Reconstruction.

This is the tale of Scarlett O’Hara, the spoiled, manipulative daughter of a wealthy plantation owner, who arrives at young womanhood just in time to see the Civil War forever change her way of life. A sweeping story of tangled passion and courage, in the pages of Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell brings to life the unforgettable characters that have captured readers for over seventy years.

About the Author

Donald Patrick Conroy's pen name is Pat Conroy. He was born on October 26, 1945, in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from The Citadel in 1967 with B.A. in English. He later used his experiences at the strict school in his book, The Lords of Discipline (1980), which was nominated for the Robert Kennedy Book Award in 1981. After teaching high school at his alma mater, he accepted a job teaching disadvantaged black children in a two-room schoolhouse on Daufuskie Island off the South Carolina coast. Many of the children were illiterate, unable even to write their own names. He taught them using oral history and geography lessons. His experience on Daufuskie Island formed the basis for his first successful novel The Water Is Wide (1972), which won Conroy the Anisfield-Wolf Award from the Cleveland Foundation and was made into the movie Conrack starring Jon Voight in 1976. His other novels include The Great Santini, The Prince of Tides, Beach Music, and South of Broad.

Editorial Reviews

"GWTW is an indelible portrait of a unique time and place, American''s greatest political and moral conflict, and the myths that surround it -- an all absorbing spectacle of a read even for postmodern readers. Mitchell vividly portrays the disillusionment and devastation of war, the ignorance of the uninitiated, and the transformation of arrogance into tenacity that shaped the first "new South." All the details of history and place come together as a rich backdrop for those unforgettable characters: shallow and selfish Scarlett, sincere Melanie, moony-eyed Ashley, and the sage, pragmatic, dashing, and rakish Rhett Butler--the most enduring heartthrob of American literature has produced. I''d reread the book for the thrill of Rhett alone!" -- Darnell Arnoult, author of Sufficient Grace