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By Margaret Mitchell

On account that its unique e-book in 1936, Gone With the Wind—winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of many bestselling novels of all time—has been heralded via readers all over because the nice American Novel.

Widely thought of the good American Novel, and infrequently remembered for its epic movie model, Gone With the Wind explores the intensity of human passions with an depth as daring as its surroundings within the purple hills of Georgia. an outstanding piece of storytelling, it vividly depicts the drama of the Civil struggle and Reconstruction.

This is the story of Scarlett O’Hara, the spoiled, manipulative daughter of a prosperous plantation proprietor, who arrives at younger womanhood simply in time to work out the Civil battle perpetually switch her lifestyle. A sweeping tale of tangled ardour and braveness, within the pages of Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell brings to existence the unforgettable characters that experience captured readers for over seventy years.

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I will—at the head of my voice! escape from me! Don’t you dare contact me! ” So Charles Hamilton spent his marriage ceremony evening in an armchair within the nook, now not too unhappily, for he understood, or suggestion he understood, the modesty and delicacy of his bride. He used to be keen to attend until eventually her fears subsided, only—only—He sighed as he twisted approximately looking a comfy place, for he was once going away to the battle so very quickly. Nightmarish as her personal marriage ceremony were, Ashley’s marriage ceremony was once even worse. Scarlett stood in her apple-green “second-day” gown within the parlor of Twelve Oaks amid the blaze of hundreds and hundreds of candles, jostled by way of an identical throng because the evening sooner than, and observed the apparent little face of Melanie Hamilton glow into good looks as she turned Melanie Wilkes. Now, Ashley used to be long gone without end. Her Ashley. No, no longer her Ashley now. Had he ever been hers? It used to be all so combined up in her brain and her brain used to be so drained, so bewildered. He had acknowledged he enjoyed her, yet what used to be it that had separated them? If she might merely bear in mind. She had stilled the County’s gossiping tongue by way of marrying Charles, yet what did that subject now? It had appeared so vital as soon as, yet now it didn’t look vital in any respect. All that mattered used to be Ashley. Now he used to be long gone and she or he used to be married to a guy she not just didn't love yet for whom she had an energetic contempt. Oh, how she regretted all of it. She had frequently heard of individuals removing their noses to spite their faces yet heretofore it were just a determine of speech. Now she knew simply what it intended. And mingled together with her frenzied wish to be freed from Charles and correctly again at Tara, an single woman back, ran the information that she had merely herself guilty. Ellen had attempted to prevent her and she or he wouldn't hear. So she danced during the evening of Ashley’s marriage ceremony in a daze and acknowledged issues routinely and smiled and irrelevantly questioned on the stupidity of people that notion her a cheerful bride and will now not see that her center was once damaged. good, thank God, they couldn’t see! That evening after Mammy had helped her undress and had departed and Charles had emerged shyly from the dressing room, pondering if he was once to spend a moment evening within the horsehair chair, she burst into tears. She cried till Charles climbed into mattress beside her and attempted to convenience her, cried with out phrases till not more tears might come and eventually she lay sobbing quietly on his shoulder. If there had no longer been a warfare, there might were every week of traveling in regards to the County, with balls and barbecues in honor of the 2 newly married earlier than they trigger to Saratoga or White Sulphur for marriage ceremony journeys. per week after the marriage Charles left to hitch Colonel Wade Hampton, and weeks later Ashley and the Troop departed, leaving the full County bereft. In these weeks, Scarlett by no means observed Ashley on my own, by no means had a personal notice with him. now not even on the negative second of parting, whilst he stopped through Tara on his option to the teach, did she have a personal speak. Melanie, bonneted and shawled, sedate in newly got matronly dignity, held on his arm and the total body of workers of Tara, black and white, grew to become out to determine Ashley off to the struggle.

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