Monday, October 30, 2023

Week #44 – Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Welcome to 2023!  On Mondays this year, let’s discuss and have fun with books. No I’m not writing book reviews. But this website is for writers, and writers like books right? So let’s have FUN with books!

Week #44 – Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell, 1936

Scarlett O’Hara is the spoiled daughter of a wealthy plantation owner. The story begins when she is 16 and ends when she is 28. The novel is set in Georgia during the Civil War and Reconstruction period. The book won the Pulitzer Prize and is one of the best-selling books of all time.

It was made into a blockbuster movie in 1939 starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh.

The story was parodied in a Carol Burnett sketch Went with the Wind in 1976!

Carol Burnett's dress in the iconic stairway scene currently resides in the Smithsonian

Have you read the book or only seen the movie? If both, which did you enjoy more? Have you seen the Carol Burnett sketch? Tell us in the comments!

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