Review of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind

This Civil War era novel takes place in Atlanta, Georgia, and features some of the most renowned characters in all of American Literature. Gone With The Wind tells the story of the love-torn Scarlett O’Hara, and her struggle to find security and happiness in the setting of a hateful and insecure world. Scarlett seeks refuge within the arms of the outcast Rhett Butler, and finds herself drowning in a whirlpool of love and war in this classic American tale.


Considered by some to be one of the greatest love stories ever written, Gone With The Wind should have a place on the end table of every romance novel enthusiast. Although I found parts of it to be overly descriptive and somewhat lacy, It is overall an easy read. If you enjoy the stereotypes and prejudices present in a cheesy smut novel, this book is for you. However, I would caution you that it is not for the average feel good reader. Gone With The Wind is full of powerful emotions and intense rivalry, so be prepared.