This book expand your understanding of Gone with the Wind Read through letters about the story and people.
Gone with the Wind Letters This book expand your understanding of Gone with the Wind Read through letters about the story and people
When I was 22, Gone With The Wind was on my list of pending movies Never thought about the bookuntil I saw it on a garage sale in Santiago Chile Long winter, bargain price, hard coverible It was one of the best buys ever A hidden jewel in some dusty corner Margaret Mitchell s description of the tough times surrounding the Civil War, the despair, the hope, the characters it s such an awesome survivor tale Because of this book, I became a fan of historical fiction I realized that for me, there was [...]
These letters are fascinating and reveal a humorous, insightful personality of the author of Gone with the Wind Unfortunately, this edition was published in the 1970s and thus does not include Mitchell s correspondence with Benjamin Mays, nor her correspondence with Hattie McDaniel Despite this, I loved reading this collection she writes her letters in the same way she wrote GWTW, creating an invigorating and spirited portrait of Margaret Mitchell that cannot be easily put down Great read
One of my first historical books, this is than a novel Margaret Mitchell recreates the time so flawlessly and effortlessly, that I started paying attention even to the descriptions of war from Ashley s POV I usually just skim over such parts Scarlett is no doubt a formidable character and she will always be on my Top Fictional Heriones List , up there with Lizzy Bennet I loved the movie too Vivien Leigh was spot on as Scarlett.Oh, and I do NOT recommend the sequel , Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley [...]
I loved this It s a collection of letters written by Margaret Mitchell which answer the questions of both the process of both the creation of Gone With the Wind and why it was her only book.She has the tenacity of Scarlet but her personality seems to be Melanie incarnate, which is a surprise She was very against sequels and the like with GWTW and judging from Scarlet and Rhett Butler s people she was right to do so.
A sweeping, complicated historic opera, but worthy of its following It can be summed up as a Greek esque tragedy of juxtaposed blind spots that lead to the unwitting successes and failures of its characters We spend an indulgent amount of time in Scarlett O Hara s childhood in the County, just outside of contemporary Atlanta We enjoy the vivid portrayal of that agricultural life, and witnessing her social maneuvering as at first a flighty, brash, impulsive, non chalant, self centered debutante t [...]
Not enough stars on the chart to mark Eight Stars would do I love this book I read it at age 17 and then again at age 45 We both got better with age Perfect summer read Don t watch the movie until you ve read the book One of the top entries on my Bucket list is to roam the streets of Savannah, Charleston, Atlanta I want to find that red dirt I want to see all the artifacts from the war I want to hear horses clop along the street I want to find Rhett When I was young I thought Scarlet was foolish [...]
I remember reading this book in 9th grade and loving it In fact, unbeknownst to my mother I stayed up all night finishing it The last hundred pages are very emotional, and not only had I not had any sleep, I was completely enmeshed in the emotions, crying right along with the characters The only time I ever cursed at my mother was that morning when she asked me, Hannah Honey, come help with breakfast, to which I replied, I don t want to come help with any God Damned breakfast Guess Rhett and Sca [...]
Wow This book is on my top ten So engrossing from many different angles the war, southern social life, slavery, the main characters and how they represent the phases the south, particularly Georgia, went through before, during and after the war Just a delight to read Now on the to 70th anniversary DVD of the movie
I have read this book but when I was doing reports on it and I had to pass some chapters It was a book that you just want to read again because it about people that is looking to the future if I think.
This book will always have a soft spot in my heart It s like an old friend I pick up and read every once a while.
Fascinating, Insightful Engrossing I Loved It
Another awesome read I cried, I laughed, I could not put it down.
I have read this book at least 7 times and thoroughly enjoy it each time There is to Scarlett than meets the eye.
Couldn t put this one down Definitely a girly read I really liked the historical fiction aspect.
I visited Margaret Mitchell s apartment in Atlanta in 2014 as part of a tour after touring the Swan House where some scenes of The Hunger Games were filmed part of the same package I had seen the movie and read the book years ago but visiting Atlanta and learning about Margaret Mitchell was intriguing They said she hated fame and she herself called her apartment The Dump but she didn t move out of it until 3 years after publication to a slightly larger apartment The tour guides should read this [...]
You really get to know Margaret Mitchell through her letters
This is the perfect sort of book to read while sitting in one s favorite cafe it s like sharing a delightful, long, free ranging conversation with a witty, lively, cheerful companion Margaret Mitchell s letter writing is utterly engaging, and so is she how dear that she wrote detailed thank you letters whenever she got a good review And when she encountered complaints about historical details that were wrong in Gone with the Wind, she patiently wrote letters to explain the amount of scholarship [...]
Brilliant companion to novel and film I was excited when I bought it, 75p in a charity shop because it seems a difficult book to obtain nowadays It was wonderful to have an insight of the writing of the book and observations on the making of the film I adore this book and is a perfect asset to a GWTW maniac such as myself I can t believe I considered not buying it I have no regrets in purchasing such a fine book composed of letters by a woman who has changed my life and written one of my all tim [...]
Gone With the Wind is a sweeping, romantic story about the American Civil War from the point of view of the Confederacy In particular it is the story of Scarlett O Hara, a headstrong Southern belle who survives the hardships of the war and afterwards manages to establish a successful business by capitalizing on the struggle to rebuild the South Throughout the book she is motivated by her unfulfilled love for Ashley Wilkes, an honorable man who is happily married After a series of marriages and f [...]
I first read GWTW when I was in the eighth grade and became consumed with it I loved all things GWTW I had a life sized poster of Clark Gable as Rhett in my bedroom for years I re read the book several years ago and I think I enjoyed it as an adult I was still rapidly turning pages waiting to see if Rhett and Scarlett ended up together.
one of the greatest American novels ever written its entertainment and history class all wrapped up together in a spicy meatball named scarlet most of the reviews I ve seen were from women, and there are some chick lit aspects to it, but this is a book for all lovers of good literature bothe male and female.
I gave this book a two star rating because I didn t really like the book I m not into books that talk about slaves because you can t understand them Also I didn t like the whole theme It seemed too boring and it didn t have any exciting parts I mostly like adventurous books or horse books This book was very boring on how I read it.
I loved this book I was totally taken by the Scarlett s thoughts and the honesty of who she really is I love the dip into the history behind Georgia Would love to read some about this time in history.
Margaret Mitchell never wrote another book after Gone With the Wind but she did write thousands of letters This book presents a fascinating collection of those relating to the history of her famous novel.
Didn t live up to my expectations sorry
Letter writing seems a long lost art It was great to read the correspondence of one of my favorite authors Margaret seemed like a very down to earth Southern lady
I read this in 4th grade and read it three time A great slice of drama and romance Love it.
Two years ago I finally read this entire book Once I started I found it hard to put down.
my all time favorite