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Condition: Good*

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Since its original publication in 1936, Gone With the Wind--winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time--has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

11 ratings

Missing the first 18 pages! Unacceptable!

I order from this app all the time and this is the first time I've had an issue. The first 18 pages of the book were missing. Who sells a book with missing pages?! Whoever sold this on this app was not honest at all. BUYER BEWARE!

Not good service

This is not for the book, is for this online store, I didn't receive my order, that's was the second time this happened to me, I won't order again here.

What a great gift for a friend's birthday.

I love all the available books you offer here at this site. And now with this gift, my friend will be having fun buying books from you too. ;)

First time I’m not happy

I bought the “Very Good” copy of ‘Gone with the Wind’ and what I received is only “acceptable”. The spine in broken in 2 places, the cover is all bent up (not from shipping), and the cover has torn places. Every other purchase I have made has been great. But I feel like I was sent the wrong copy on this one.

Best book ever


1st Ed. with multiple PRINTINGS 1936-1938

I thought I was buying a 1st Ed, but it was printed 2 yrs after the 1st Ed. was originally released in June 1936. The book I got was printed in 1938-- so over-price for a real 1st Ed.

loved it

"Gone With the Wind" is about a Southern belle, Scarlett O'Hara, during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Scarlett is a headstrong girl that is different from other girls. She gets married young, then becomes a widow. When death of many of her closest friends and family die, as well as escaping from the Yankees, she changes for the worse. She tries to win the attention of the so-called love of her life, while trying to keep the respect of her neighbors, who think she's scandalous. Will she survive with the ways in which she was brought up?

Great! and not because it is racist!

Roseywater, I don't like this book because it is racist. According to your "racist" point of view we all should consider that the Odissey is not a good work because it is also racist, we shouldn't like "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" because it is racist, we shouldn't like "The Great Gatsby" because it is classist, etc, etc, etc. You should leave out that way of criticism and appreaciate the essence of human relations that surfaces in this wonderful story. The book is not racist, some characters are. But remember this is a book that explores how people were in the 1860s in the Southern US and it would be unrealistic if some characters, or many of them, were not portrayed as racist.

One word --- WOW!!!!

I would give this 10 stars if I could. I haven't read this since I was a young girl in the early 70's and should never have waited so long to read it again. The characters were exceptionally well drawn, the dialogue was brilliant, particularly between Rhett (SIGH!) and Scarlett. I swear there was sparks flying off the pages. I am going to miss the people I will have to put behind me now that the book has come to an end, Rhett (SIGH), Scarlett, Mammy, Prissy and Aunt Pitty Pat (LOL). The author's use of prose was beautiful, all the scenes and action came alive for me. Some people seem to be offended by the racism in the book, but that's how things were back then. Sugar coating it would have ruined the story reducing it to a Harlequin romance. This is an incredibly well written book about the death of a civilization and the struggles to survive in the new era. This is a book that should not be missed, particulary those who enjoy historical fiction.

The best fiction ever written

Growing up in Georgia, I've had a first hand look at the American South. After reading Gone with the Wind, I realized the South hasn't changed that much. We don't have slavery anymore but the lifestyle and traditions remain much the same. THAT is what makes Mitchell's work so enlightening. She relates the Southern Culture better than any other writer barring Pat Conroy. She shows the strength, the loyalty, the compassion, and the gumption of a good southern woman. She also relates the frustration and rebellion at being expected to take a backseat service-oriented role in society and especially in the family. But it doesn't stop there. Mitchell also weaves one heck of a story scattered with some of the most unique and memorable characters in fiction. Characters such as Scarlett O'Hara's love interest Ashley, her bestfriend/worst enemy Melanie (Ashley's wife), and of course the sly Rhett Butler. The book is timeless, the story compelling. A romantic at heart, I appreciate the subtleties of the struggle for love unattained and love unreturned, both of which give this story a personal touch. If you are curious to see why this novel is the 2nd best selling book in the world next to the Bible, pick it up and expect a long, complex story with unforgettable characters, a glimpse of a fleeting culture, and prose that tastes like an expensive red wine.


I've read GWTW many times -once you get going you can't stop! I once gave a copy to a friend to read -she said it was 'too old fashioned' oh well her loss. I'm glad I'm in the company of true 'Windies' so I thought I'd share with you some interesting facts about the book: -Scarlett was originally named Pansy-Scarlett was partly based on Mitchell herself and her grandmother-Rhett was based on Mitchell's first husband Red Upshaw-the initials JRM in her dedication refer to her second husband John Reginald Marsh-Margaret Mitchell maintained the only character taken from real life was Prissy the maid-When asked who she'd like to be in the movie version, Mitchell said 'Prissy'-Like a detective novelist, Mitchell wrote the last chapter first and the first chapter last-GWTW is the only book to sell more copies than the bible-Mitchell nearly went blind just proofreading the manuscript!-Mitchell scrupously researched every detail for GWTW, even going to the town register to ensure there was no Rhett Butler or Scarlett O'Hara alive during the Civil War-The novel took ten years to complete, most of it was written in three-For style, she endeavoured to make her prose so that a five-year old could read it-If she were ever to write a sequel, it would be called 'Back With the Breeze' On that note,please avoid the Ripley penned sequel 'Scarlett', it is atrocious.-Gone with the Wind is my favourite book of all time, and yours too, I hope. Enjoy!

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