Celebrating four years of blogging this month! Here’s my first post ever – Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell – a classic historical fiction during a shameful time. What’s your take? Can good people exist on the wrong side of morality? Does Mitchell portray realistic characters? Is the story still enjoyable despite the subject?
As with all great classics, I am hard-pressed to say anything original about Gone With the Wind. This is my second reading and I still love the book. If you have seen the movie, but have not read the book, read the book. There is a great deal more that will only add to your enjoyment of the story line.
Some things I did not know about Margaret Mitchell made re-reading the book all the more interesting (thank you Wikipedia). Mitchell’s maternal great-grandfather was from Ireland and settled on a slave-holding plantation in Georgia. Her grandfather fought in the Civil War and made a lot of money in the lumber business after the war (just like Scarlett!). As a young girl, Mitchell heard a lot of Civil War stories from her relatives and visited the ruined plantations in Georgia. And, most…
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