Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind
Author: Margaret Mitchell
Pages: 329
ISBN: PKEY:SMP2300000065060
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Release: 2020-01-10
Editor: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Gone With the Wind, a 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded by readers everywhere as The Great American Novel. Gone with the Wind is often placed in the literary subgenre of the historical romance novel. The epic romance tale set in and around Atlanta, Georgia during the American Civil War has remained a bestseller, even before the equally popular film starring Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh was made in 1939. The novel has also been described as an early classic of the erotic historical genre, because it is thought to contain some degree of pornography. The novel tells of archetypal Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara as she grows from a young woman into maturity against the backdrop of the American Civil War. Like many of the early 20th century Southern writers, Mitchell portrays an idyllic image of the antebellum South. While it can be legitimately criticized for its insensitivity to the treatment of African Americans who were enslaved, Mitchell's novel demonstrates how the South was decimated by the Civil War and continued to suffer under the Northern-sanctioned Restoration.

The Making of Gone With The Wind

The Making of Gone With The Wind
Author: Steve Wilson
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780292761261
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Release: 2014-09-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Companion publication to the Harry Ransom Center's exhibition, September 9, 2014-January 4, 2015, marking the seventy-fifth anniversary of the film's release.

Gone with the Wind Unabridged

Gone with the Wind  Unabridged
Author: Margaret Mitchell
Pages: 993
ISBN: 9788027248339
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Release: 2018-12-21
Editor: e-artnow
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This eBook edition of "Gone with the Wind (Unabridged)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The story is set in Clayton County and Atlanta, both in Georgia, during the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era. It depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner, who must use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty following Sherman's destructive "March to the Sea". This historical novel features a Bildungsroman or coming-of-age story, with the title taken from a poem written by Ernest Dowson. Mitchell received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for the book in 1937. It was adapted into a 1939 American film.

Scarlett

Scarlett
Author: Alexandra Ripley
Pages: 823
ISBN: 9780446502979
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Release: 2011-11-24
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

THE PHENOMENAL #1 BESTSELLING SEQUEL TO MARGARET MITCHELL'S GONE WITH THE WIND "Alexandra Ripley is true to Scarlett's spirit and to Rhett's. Her sense of Mitchell's style is right on target." - Chicago Tribune The timeless tale continues... The most popular and beloved American historical novel ever written, Gone With the Wind is unparalleled in its portrayal of men and women at once larger than life but as real as ourselves. Now Alexandra Ripley brings us back to Tara and reintroduces us to the characters we remember so well: Rhett, Ashley, Mammy, Suellen, Aunt Pittypat, and, of course, Scarlett. As the classic story, first told over half a century ago, moves forward, the greatest love affair in all fiction is reignited; amidst heartbreak and joy, the endless, consuming passion between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler reaches its startling culmination. Rich with surprises at every turn and new emotional, breathtaking adventures, Scarlett satisfies our longing to reenter the world of Gone With the Wind. Like its predecessor, Scarlett will find an eternal place in our hearts. #1 New York Times bestseller #1 Chicago Tribune bestseller #1 Los Angeles Times bestseller #1 Publishers Weekly bestseller #1 Washington Post bestseller

The Wind Done Gone

The Wind Done Gone
Author: Alice Randall
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780547524931
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Release: 2002-04-08
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this daring and provocative literary parody which has captured the interest and imagination of a nation, Alice Randall explodes the world created in GONE WITH THE WIND, a work that more than any other has defined our image of the antebellum South. Taking sharp aim at the romanticized, whitewashed mythology perpetrated by this southern classic, Randall has ingeniously conceived a multilayered, emotionally complex tale of her own - that of Cynara, the mulatto half-sister, who, beautiful and brown and born into slavery, manages to break away from the damaging world of the Old South to emerge into full life as a daughter, a lover, a mother, a victor. THE WIND DONE GONE is a passionate love story, a wrenching portrait of a tangled mother-daughter relationship, and a book that "celebrates a people's emancipation not only from bondage but also from history and myth, custom and stereotype" (San Antonio Express-News).

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind
Author: Herb Bridges,Terryl C. Boodman
Pages: 244
ISBN: 067168387X
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Release: 1989
Editor: Touchstone
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Presents an illustrated history of 'Gone With the Wind, ' compiled in honor of the film's fiftieth anniversary, providing behind-the-scenes information, anecdotes, quotes from the stars and directors, and a look at the movie's premiere in Atlanta, Georgia, on December 15, 1939.

Frankly My Dear

Frankly  My Dear
Author: Molly Haskell
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9780300164374
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Release: 2010-02-01
Editor: Yale University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Haskell keeps both novel and movie at hand, moving from one to the other, comparing and distinguishing what Margaret Mitchell expresses from what obsessive producer David O. Selznick, directors George Cukor and Victor Fleming, screenplaywrights Sidney Howard and a host of fixers (including Ben Hecht and Scott Fitzgerald), and actors Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Hattie McDaniel, and others convey. She emphasizes the contributions of Selznick, Leigh, and in an entire chapter, Mitchell, drawing heavily and analytically on existing biographies, the literature of women and the Civil War, Civil War films (especially Birth of a Nation and Jezebel), and film criticism to such engaging effect as to not just revisit GWTW but to revive and intensify the enduring fascination of what Selznick dubbed the American Bible. --Olson, Ray Copyright 2009 Booklist.

Scarlett s Women

Scarlett s Women
Author: Helen Taylor
Pages: 275
ISBN: 0813514967
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Release: 1989
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Discusses the influence of the book and film versions of Gone With The Wind on their readers and viewers, and shares interviews with fans

Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind
Author: Margaret Mitchell
Pages: 992
ISBN: 1784876119
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Release: 2020-01-02
Editor: Vintage Classic
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

'My dear, I don't give a damn.' Margaret Mitchell's page-turning, sweeping American epic has been a classic for over eighty years. Beloved and thought by many to be the greatest of the American novels, Gone with the Wind is a story of love, hope and loss set against the tense historical background of the American Civil War. The lovers at the novel's centre - the selfish, privileged Scarlett O'Hara and rakish Rhett Butler - are magnetic: pulling readers into the tangled narrative of a struggle to survive that cannot be forgotten. WINNER OF NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND PULITZER PRIZE 'For sheer readability I can think of nothing it must give way before' - The New Yorker 'What makes some people come through catastrophes and others, apparently just as able, strong, and brave, go under?' Margaret Mitchell

The Wind Is Never Gone

The Wind Is Never Gone
Author: M. Carmen Gómez-Galisteo
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9780786486366
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Release: 2011-07-29
Editor: McFarland
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

More than seventy years after its publication in 1936, Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind has never been out of print. An icon of American culture, it has had similar success abroad, popular in Japan, Russia, and post–World War II Europe, among other places and times. This work analyzes the continuations of Mitchell’s novel: the authorized sequels, Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley and Rhett Butler’s People by Donald McCaig; the unauthorized parody The Wind Done Gone by Alice Randall and a politically correct parody; and the many fan fiction stories posted online. The book also explores Gone with the Wind’s ambiguous ending, the perceived need to publish an authorized sequel, and the legal battle to determine who may re-write Gone with the Wind.

The Complete Gone With the Wind Trivia Book

The Complete Gone With the Wind Trivia Book
Author: Pauline Bartel
Pages: 328
ISBN: 9781589798212
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Release: 2014-06-09
Editor: Taylor Trade Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Must-Have for Gone With the Wind Fans! From Margaret Mitchell’s tattered manuscript to the film’s seventy-fifth anniversary, this book is a behind-the-scenes chronicle of Gone With the Wind—the book, the movie, and the phenomenon that continues today. Related in loving detail are inside stories of the writing and publishing of the novel; the Hollywood frenzy of transforming the book into film, including casting headaches, on-set tensions, and jinxed scenes; the premiere; and the Academy Awards. This updated edition also contains the scoop on the publication of two GWTW sequels; the disastrous debut of the Scarlett television miniseries; the post–GWTW lives of cast members, such as the news of Gable’s secret lovechild; the restoration of three original costumes in time for GWTW’s seventy-fifth anniversary; and much, much more. The reader-friendly format—fact-packed features, profiles, quizzes, and photographs—will delight any GWTW fan and make this the one book that no “Windie” can do without.

The Filming of Gone with the Wind

The Filming of Gone with the Wind
Author: Herb Bridges
Pages: 283
ISBN: 0865546215
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Release: 1998
Editor: Mercer University Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a must for fans of this movie. There are nearly 1,000 black-and-white photographs covering day-to-day activities of the classic film's making. One literally cannot pick it up without becoming engrossed¿.Many of the photographs are previously unpublished, some snapshots taken by crew members. This pictorial essay gives a better view of the infinite details and idiosyncrasies of filmmaking and, specifically, of course GWTW than many a book on the market.

LIFE Gone with the Wind

LIFE Gone with the Wind
Author: The Editors of LIFE
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1618930702
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Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Life
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Seventy-five years after America fell in love with the cinematic classic Gone with the Wind, LIFE revisits the making of the award-winning movie and gives readers a rare look into the film's captivating, behind-the-scenes drama. This richly illustrated book is a must-have collector's item for old fans and new. At age 75, Gone with the Wind endures magnificently and is often considered one of the best films of all time. The travails of getting the movie made in the 1930s were chronicled in the pages of LIFE (1,400 actresses interviewed before Vivien Leigh chosen; Selznick waited two years for Clark Gable to sign on to the project), as was the frenzy of its premiere. All of this coverage is revisited in this lavish coffee-table edition, which also includes behind-the-scenes photography from the set, stunning pictures of the famed burning of Atlanta scene, as well as all of the fascinating, intimate photography from the making of the movie. Furthermore, LIFE partnered with renowned southern authors to bring readers insight into the influence of the book and film on American culture and presents a side-by-side chronicle of what Gone with the Wind claims, and what really happened during the Civil War. This book is as informative and intriguing as it is beautifully illustrated.

Giving A Damn Racism Romance and Gone with the Wind

Giving A Damn  Racism  Romance and Gone with the Wind
Author: Patricia Williams
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780008404512
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Release: 2021-04-29
Editor: HarperCollins UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

‘I cannot help but see the bodies of my near ancestors in the current caravans of desperate souls fleeing from place to place, chased by famine, war and toxins. Ideas honed in slavery – of the otherness, the boorishness, the inferiority of thy neighbour – have continued to travel through American society.’

Ruth s Journey

Ruth s Journey
Author: Donald McCaig
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781451643558
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Release: 2014-10-14
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Exquisitely imagined, deeply researched . . . brings to the foreground the most enigmatic and fascinating figure in Gone with the Wind. This is a brave work of literary empathy by a writer at the height of his powers, who demonstrates a magisterial understanding of the period, its clashing cultures, and its heartbreaking crises. ” —Geraldine Brooks, author of March The only authorized prequel to Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind—the unforgettable story of Mammy. On a Caribbean island consumed by the flames of revolution, an infant girl falls under the care of two French émigrés, Henri and Solange Fournier, who take the beautiful child they call Ruth to the bustling American city of Savannah. What follows is the sweeping tale of Ruth’s life as shaped first by her strong-willed mistress, and then by Solange’s daughter Ellen and Gerald O’Hara, the rough Irishman Ellen chooses to marry; the Butler family of Charleston and their unexpected connection to Mammy Ruth; and finally Scarlett O’Hara—the irrepressible Southern belle Mammy raises from birth. As we witness the lives of three generations of women, gifted storyteller Donald McCaig reveals a nuanced portrait of Mammy, at once a proud woman and a captive, a strict disciplinarian who has never experienced freedom herself. Through it all, Mammy endures, a rock in the river of time. Set against the backdrop of the South from the 1820s until the dawn of the Civil War, here is a remarkable story of fortitude, heartbreak, and indomitable will—and a tale that will forever illuminate your reading of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind.

Ghosts of Gone with the Wind

Ghosts of Gone with the Wind
Author: Gene Arceri
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1593936400
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Release: 2011-06
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Many of the details in this book you may have read elsewhere. On the other hand, many more are untold stories. If it were not for Francis Stacey, Eric Stacey's widow, this book would not have been written. For it was Fran who wanted, encouraged, and supported the story about a special man in a magical time. Eric Stacey from Ramsgate (Kent) England, an assistant director, who was often relegated to the sidelines as a traffic cop, and his ultimate work seen in Gone With The Wind. As its producer, David O. Selznick wrote (December 5, 1942) in part, ..".[Stacey's] activities were those connected with Gone With The Wind, a picture making extraordinary demands on [his] position." In retrospect, there seems to be a certain element of fantasy, paranoia, artifice and illusion in these recollections. Except for the apparitions that haunted the cast and crew of the film to the end of their lives. Native New Yorker Gene Arceri began his career with various theatre enterprises at the Lincoln Center and elsewhere. He now resides in San Francisco, where he is a multi-media personality. Arceri's books on Elizabeth Taylor, Susan Hayward, Betty Hutton and "Charlie of Nob Hill" have been well-received worldwide, as has his column for the past ten years for Jo Lee Magazine on the internet.

Lost Laysen

Lost Laysen
Author: Margaret Mitchell
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780684837680
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Release: 1997-05-06
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author's letters to an old flame and photographs accompany a romantic saga of a stormy love triangle and characters torn between passion and honor, whose lives are forever altered by a terrible catastrophe. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard

Stars Over Sunset Boulevard
Author: Susan Meissner
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780698197848
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Release: 2016-01-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this novel from the acclaimed author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War, two women working in Hollywood during its Golden Age discover the joy and heartbreak of true friendship. Los Angeles, Present Day. When an iconic hat worn by Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind ends up in Christine McAllister’s vintage clothing boutique by mistake, her efforts to return it to its owner take her on a journey more enchanting than any classic movie.... Los Angeles, 1938. Violet Mayfield sets out to reinvent herself in Hollywood after her dream of becoming a wife and mother falls apart, and lands a job on the film-set of Gone With the Wind. There, she meets enigmatic Audrey Duvall, a once-rising film star who is now a fellow secretary. Audrey’s zest for life and their adventures together among Hollywood’s glitterati enthrall Violet...until each woman’s deepest desires collide. What Audrey and Violet are willing to risk, for themselves and for each other, to ensure their own happy endings will shape their friendship, and their lives, far into the future. CONVERSATION GUIDE INCLUDED

The Complete Gone with the Wind Trivia Book

The Complete Gone with the Wind Trivia Book
Author: Pauline Bartel
Pages: 301
ISBN: 1589798201
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Release: 2014-06-09
Editor: Taylor Trade Pub
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

This book is a collection of everything fans would want to know about a true movie classic. Readers will learn what brand of typewriter Margaret Mitchell used to type the original book, the parallels between Scarlett's life and the author's, and the ins and outs of casting the movie. Trivia quizzes and a bibliography are included, along with everything "Windie" that s happened since the 50th anniversary of the film, including the controversial publication of a sequel by Alexandra Ripley in 1994."

Margaret Mitchell John Marsh

Margaret Mitchell   John Marsh
Author: Marianne Walker
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9781561456505
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Release: 2011-10-01
Editor: Peachtree Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on almost 200 previously unpublished letters and extensive interviews with their closest associates, Walker’s biography of Margaret Mitchell and her husband, John Marsh, offers a new look into a devoted marriage and fascinating partnership that ultimately created a Pulitzer Prize–winning novel. This edition of Walker’s biography celebrates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the publication of Gone With the Wind in 1936. In lively extracts from their letters to family and friends, John and Margaret, who also went by Peggy, describe the stormy years of their courtship, their bohemian lifestyle as a young married couple, the arduous but fulfilling years when Peggy was writing her famous novel, the thrill of its acceptance for publication and its literary success, and the excitement of the making of the movie. In telling the private side of this twenty-four-year marriage, author Marianne Walker reveals a long-suspected truth: Gone With the Wind might have never been written were it not for John Marsh. He was Peggy’s best friend and constant champion, and he became her editor, proofreader, researcher, business manager, and the inspiration and motivation behind her writing. At every point, including the turbulent years of Mitchell’s first marriage to Red Upshaw, it was John who provided the intellectual stimulation, emotional support, and editorial insights that allowed Peggy to channel her talents into the creation of her astounding Civil War epic. From years of meticulous research, Marianne Walker details the intimate and moving love story between a husband and wife, and between a writer and her editor.