Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is the greatest American novel ever written. I doubt there is any book lover who hasn’t read this book. But I also feel any book review site is incomplete without mentioning it. There are some books I have multiple copies of – this is one of them. I have it in every format, so that I am never away from it.
Set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, this book can totally absorb you. When I read it the first time, I totally forgot I lived in a different era with all sorts of amenities. So engrossed was I in reading about Scarlett’s legendary journey home as Atlanta burned, I actually forgot that I had food and water around me. This is perhaps the greatest love story of our time. There is a lesson here for us. Ladies, don’t ignore any Rhett Butler staring you in the face, as you fantasize over an Ashley. Men, maybe it is futile to love someone like Scarlett?
The book brings alive life at the time. All characters are endearing. I loved the movie too. Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh totally did justice to Rhett and Scarlett. You will love Scarlett, hate her, despair over her frivolity, admire her spunk, cry with her, and you will want to be her! Scarlett O’Hara is perhaps the strongest female characters in literary fiction.
The most memorable line from this book has helped me overcome many a rainy day, even though it is made fun of a lot on TV and in books nowadays. Yes, tomorrow is just another day. Another day I will continue loving this book with all my heart.
In case you have somehow missed reading this classic, get it now!