Gone With the Wind
From Library Staff
"Many novels have been written about the Civil War and its aftermath. None take us into the burning fields and cities of the American South as the Pulitzer prize winning Gone With the Wind does, creating haunting scenes and thrilling portraits of characters so vivid that we remember ... Read More »
Even if you’ve seen
the movie, please read the book. This was a huge bestseller when originally published in
1936. It tells the story of Scarlett O’Hara who struggles to maintain her family’s plantation
during the American Civil War.
Read the book while you wait for the Blu-ray.
A monumental classic considered by many to be not only the greatest love story ever written, but also the greatest Civil War saga.
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"You have the nastiest way of making virtues sound so stupid." / "But virtues *are* stupid."
Rhett: Frankly, Scarlet, I don't give a Damn!
Scarlet: Who's Frank?
"No girl in the County, with the possible exception of the empty-headed Cathleen Calvert, really liked Scarlett"
"Frankly, I don't give a damn." (Butter never uttered "my dear" in the book, only in the movie; and the "damn" was a big no-no at the time!)
"You can afford to be_but you won't. It's hard to salvage jettisoned cargo and, if it is retrieved, it's usually irreparably damaged. And I fear that when you can afford to fish up the honour and virtue and kindness you've thrown overboard, you'll find they have suffered a sea change and not, I fear, into something rich and strange...." -Rhett Butler
"Oh, fiddle-dee-dee! Melly's a fool. She might have died that night because you acted so heroic." -Scarlett O'Hara
“Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.” - Scarlett
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