The U.S. of Books Review: Gone with the Wind



Happy Monday, and welcome to the first day of February! I have a really fun announcement today:  I’ve teamed up with a variety of other bloggers to bring you a new review offering called “The United States of Books.”  Laura at 125 Pages blog has organized a handful of bloggers to systematically read through the United States! Each Monday, participating bloggers will feature a review of a book written in or about a different state.  These reviews will be written by different reviewers, so you’ll have the opportunity to be exposed to the opinions of other readers, rather than just mine.

So join me every Monday this year as we feature a different book — many of them classics — written about or in each of our 50 United States.

For more information on The United States of Books, you can follow THIS LINK.  In the meantime, enjoy this first review for GONE WITH THE WIND, written by Elisha at Rainy Day Reviews.

gone with the wind

Entertainment Weekly says:

Mitchell’s landmark novel illustrates the luxury of the Southern antebellum aristocracy and its downfall through some of literature’s (and film’s) most memorable characters.

by Elisha at Rainy Day Reviews

Gone With the Wind is a classic for a reason. Well written, timeless, and tells a story of bravery, heart, and the difficulty of living life during the Civil War. I can see why people would call this novel a romance however, I would not call this a romantic read but a dramatic read with romance as a key part of the novel. Even though I was not a big fan of Scarlett, she had backbone and had to learn rather quickly that life was not always as easy or pleasant as she once thought due to the civil war and the surrounding issues of life then on the plantation. All around a great book and I can see why the movie is four hours long and look forward to watching it (I still haven’t seen it).

I most definitely would recommend this read for all.


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.


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