Rating: 5 out of 5.

gone with the wind by margaret mitchell

classic american historical FICTION, 960 PP

Gone with the Wind has become an American classic with its sweeping saga of characters you love and hate, sometimes at the same time. I find the growth and character arc of Scarlet O’Hara Butler is one of my all-time favorites. The popularity of the movie and the excellent casting of Vivian Leigh and Clark Gable further propelled the story into the hearts and minds of millions. While recent controversy has cropped up related to the depiction of African-Americans, I believe reading of older titles must account for the time-period in which Margaret Mitchell wrote her tome. Our world in 1936 was a vastly different culture and society. The key takeaway to consider is how far we’ve come to 2020 when a book like Caste by Isabel Wilkerson can make the best seller list.

Check out my other top picks for Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Non-Fiction and Simple Pleasure Reading.

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