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"Gone with the wind" - Who was the author of the novel? A short gist of film please?

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Asked by Mona Bernard, 15 Mar '10 02:57 pm
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Most facinating is that Margaret Mitchell wrote this only novel at the age of 70 AND TODAY ALSO IT'S THE BEST SELLER. Awarded the 1937 Pulitzer Prize, the novel was adapted as a film in 1939an achievement that won ten Academy Awards.

It's an A historical romance set in northern Georgia during the drama of the Civil War and Reconstruction years, Gone with the Wind traces the life of Scarlett O'Hara and her relationships with Rhett Butler, and Ashley and Melanie Wilkes. The novel addresses such themes as survival, romantic love, and the societal structuring of gender and class.
It begins, Scarlett OHara is shown with two men flirting with her. This is nothing unusual -- Scarlett makes men act like this all the time. There is talk of a Barbecue the next day at neighboring Twelve Oaks, the Wilkes plantation down the road from Tara. Gerald OHara is coming back from Twelve Oaks, and Scarlett meets him on the road to ask if the rumor Mammy, her slave, had told her is true.
When they ar ...more
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 15 Mar '10 03:13 pm

 
  
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Gone with the Wind, an epic of a film about a tempestuous Southern belle and the changes in her life due to the American Civil War (1861-1865), based on the best-selling novel by Margaret Mitchell. Released in 1939, this film was one of the biggest production events in film history. The story involves Scarlett OHara (played by Vivien Leigh), the beautiful and difficult daughter of a large plantation owner. O'Hara is hopelessly infatuated with Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard), but becomes distraught when Wilkes becomes engaged to Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Havilland). In the midst of a tantrum over this news she meets the rakish Rhett Butler (Clark Gable). The two Southerners form a fiery romance and then endure hardship and loss in the Civil War, including the famous burning of Atlanta, Georgia.
Answered by Chandra sekhar Krishnan, 15 Mar '10 03:04 pm

 
  
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Oh its nice novel........its written by Margaret Mitchell.... it was published around 1936 or might be before WW-II (exactly i dont remember year)......its a romantic novel ....story of a girl getting married twice loving another guy......the plot is of American Civil War......there is a movie based on the novel......just like the novel, movie is a masterpiece..... its my fav movie till date and its among world's top 5 movies made yet......

u will fall in love with the novel after reading it..... try the movie first and then novel....
Answered by mukesh ranjan, 15 Mar '10 03:03 pm

 
  
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Margaret Mitchell
Answered by conviction, 15 Mar '10 02:57 pm

 
  
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The film opens on a large cotton plantation called Tara in rural Georgia in 1861, on the eve of the American Civil War where Scarlett O'Hara (Vivien Leigh) is flirting with the two Tarleton brothers Brent (Fred Crane) and Stuart (George Reeves). Scarlett, Suellen (Evelyn Keyes), and Careen (Ann Rutherford) are the three daughters of Irish immigrant Gerald OHara (Thomas Mitchell) and his wife, Ellen O'Hara (Barbara O'Neil), who is of aristocratic French ancestry. The brothers share a secret with Scarlett that one of her county beaux, whom she secretly loves, Ashley Wilkes (Leslie Howard) is to marry his cousin Melanie Hamilton (Olivia de Havilland), whom Scarlett hates, but who cares deeply for Scarlett, and the engagement is to be announced the next day at a barbecue at Ashley's home, the nearby plantation Twelve Oaks.

At Twelve Oaks, Scarlett notices that she is being admired by a handsome but roguish visitor, Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), who had been disowned by his Charleston fami ...more
Answered by anil garg, 15 Mar '10 04:10 pm

 
  
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