Gone with the Wind

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Published by: Warner Books


4.29, based on 1,009,600 reviews.

Goodreads says:

Margaret Mitchell's monumental epic of the South won a Pulitzer Prize, gave rise to the most popular motion picture of our time, and inspired a sequel that became the fastest selling novel of the century. It is one of the most popular books ever written: more than 28 million copies of the book have been sold in more than 37 countries. Today, more than 60 years after its initial publication, its achievements are unparalleled, and it remains the most revered American saga and the most beloved work by an American writer...(back cover)

Waterstones says:

Gone with the Wind (1939) is one of the greatest films of all time - the best-known of Hollywood's Golden Age and a work that has, in popular imagination, defined southern American history for three-quarters of a century. Drawing on three decades of pertinent research, Helen Taylor charts the film's production history, reception and legacy.

Rating breakdown

4.29 out of 5 stars (1,009,600 ratings)
5 56% (562,837 ratings)
4 26% (260,565 ratings)
3 13% (126,916 ratings)
2 4% (36,761 ratings)
1 2% (22,521 ratings)

About Margaret Mitchell

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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 in 1939, became the highest-grossing film in the history of Hollywood, and received a rec...
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