All the condition issues aside this is still a very nice book from 1940. 391 pages 9 1/2" by 7".
Gone with the Wind is a romantic drama and the only novel written by Margaret Mitchell. The story is set in Jonesboro and Atlanta, Georgia during the American Civil War and Reconstruction and follows the life of Scarlett O'Hara, played by Vivian Leigh, the daughter of an Irish immigrant plantation owner.
The novel won the 1937 Pulitzer Prize and was adapted into an Academy Award-winning 1939 record breaking film of the same name. The book was also adapted during the 1970s into a stage musical Scarlett; there is also a 2008 new musical stage adaptation in London's West End titled Gone With The Wind. It is the only novel by Mitchell published during her lifetime. It took her seven years to write the book and a further eight months to check the thousands of historical and social references. The novel is one of the most popular books of all time, selling more than 30 million copies. Over the years, the novel has also been analyzed for its symbolism and treatment of mythological archetypes.Time magazine included the novel in its TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005.
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