Saturday, September 5, 2015

"Gone With the Wind"

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, Margaret Mitchell's great novel of the South is one of the most popular books ever written. Within six months of its publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind had sold a million copies. To date, it has been translated into 25 languages, and more than 28 million copies have been sold.

Here are the characters that have become symbols of passion and desire: darkly handsome Rhett Butler and flirtatious Scarlett O'Hara. Behind them stand their gentler counterparts: Ashley Wilkes and Melanie Hamilton. As the lives and affairs of these absorbing characters play out against the tumult of the Civil War, Gone With the Wind reaches dramatic heights that have swept generations of fans off their feet.

Having lived in Atlanta for many years, narrator Linda Stephens has an authentic ear for the dialects of that region. Get ready to hear Gone With the Wind exactly as it was written: every word beautifully captured in a spectacular unabridged audio production.

My Thoughts...

This is my second time around with GWTW. The first time I read it was about 30+ years ago. Watched the movie after reading the book.  I liked the book much better. This past week I decided to listen to the book, so off to the library I went and borrowed their audio version of the book. I enjoyed it much better than reading the HUGE book. I had forgotten much of the book, I only remembered that I loved the book first time around. If you are a fan of historical novels you will probably enjoy this book. As you can see I awarded it 5 "Gone With the Wind" stars.


  1. Gig Ann, I'm glad you enjoyed the audio version of this classic novel. I haven't read or listened to it, but I've see the movie a few times.

    I have been away for a bit, so I am not sure when you returned from your blogging break, but it's good to see you back here. I hope your summer has been relaxing.

  2. We haven't read this book either, and it's been awhile since we last saw the movie. You've piqued my interest! Also, very glad to see you up and blogging again, we've missed your reviews ~ cindy (and Noe ;)