Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell (1936)

gone.jpgGone with the Wind wasn’t an international best seller for nothing!

When I was a junior in high school my friend Jill mentioned she’d just read Gone with the Wind in THREE DAYS.  This wasn’t for a school assignment or anything, but just for fun.  I’d seen the Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable movie, of course, but had never even thought of reading the original book.  On Jill’s recommendation, I picked up the NINE HUNDRED AND SIXTY page book at the library and was done in less than a week.  I remember staying up — on a school night no less — until 3 AM to finish.  It’s that good.

This is the classic love/hate story of Scarlet O’Hara and Rhett Butler but quite a bit different from the 1939 film — more marriages, more children, more Civil War.  You’ll love it!  If you’ve never read this Pulitzer Prize winner, now is the time.

High School reading level, 960 pages, Civil War, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Published in 1936.


About kidsbooksworthreading

Are you looking for Children’s and Young Adult books that have stood the test of time? I have a master of list of over 600 titles to share. I’m an English major, mother of five and homeschooler for 15 years. My purpose with this blog is to share forgotten favorites that most parents today have never heard of, but are so worth reading! I hope you’ll join with me as I share the best that Youth Literature has to offer.
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