Book Report. Margaret Mitchell "Gone with the Wind"
“Gone with the wind” is one of the most popular books of all times, selling more than 30 million copies. In 1937, a year after it was published, the novel won Pulitzer Price. I chose this book because I had heard a lot about it, and I wanted to read it.
The author of the book, Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell Marsh, was born in 1900, Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from Washington Seminary and Smith College, she started to work in “Atlanta Journal” as one of the first women-columnist. M. Mitchell was struck by a speeding car in 1949, and died in a hospital. “Gone with the wind” was her first and only book.
The story of the book is set in United States, mostly state of Georgia and Atlanta, during the Civil war (1861-1865) and the Reconstruction.
Novel is about its main character’s – Scarlett O’Hara’s struggle to be together with the man she loves and surviving the war. It shows relationship between big plantation owners and Afro-American slaves in the period before the Civil War, how they cope with each other, and from the authors’ view, chaos, that comes in the Southern states of America during the Reconstruction.
The main problem revealed in the book is that Scarlett O’Hara is blindly in love with man, who loves her only as a sister, and is married to another woman. …
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