Title: Gone with the Wind
Author: Margaret Mitchell (1900-1949)
First Published: 1936
My Edition: Scribner Paperback (seen at left-isn't it a beautiful cover?)
I have never read this and I haven't seen the movie. I know, I know, I am horrible, but I have never been interested in reading this for fun. Perhaps I just have this assumption that it is utter garbage, but now, researching it, I find that I might actually kind of love it (we will see).
I love the history of this novel-that it was groundbreaking and captures the essence of a time period in U.S. history that some would rather sweep under the rug. The South is always made out to be the bad guy in history books and novelizations of the time period, but the people who lived then loved their way of life and culture. They survived a lot of hardship that history books would rather gloss over than explain, and that has always been something that has bothered me about history education in America (that's a whole other rant).
In any case, I am looking forward to reading "the novel of the south" and seeing what I can find to love and hate in its pages. I don't really know what to expect, if anything. But I do have this gut feeling I am going to be sucked into its pages, know what I mean?