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Gone With the Wind July 27, 2009

Posted by Aubri in A Favorite, People with Gumption, Week 7.
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I have read this book three times now. Gone With the Wind is probably the most genuine novel written about the South. After reading this classic about war, choices, love, and basically… life your view of the South is probably a lot different than you would have imagined. The winners write the histories, but this novel (although fiction) is probably the very epitome of what the South experienced before, during, and after the Civil War. Scarlett O ‘Hara and Rhett Butler are spectacular characters you’ll never forget, and want to keep reading about forever. As Mitchell said, when she was asked what this novel was about: “What qualities are in those who fight their way through triumphantly that are lacking in those that go under? I only know that survivors used to call that quality ‘gumption.’ So I wrote about people who had gumption and people who didn’t.” (1936)
I highly suggest this novel girls and boys, men and women, people of all ages. It is truly a work of art.