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"Gone With the Wind," by Margaret Mitchell

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  • Houndstooth Pub

    520 8th Avenue (SE Corner of 37th/8th New York, NY , NY, NY (map)

    40.751591 -74.004433

  • This was our second-most voted-for option in our 2017 fiction selections poll. It's a perfect time of year to read this foremost iconic American classic, which continues to make headlines even today, from time to time. Now you can puff out your chest and exclaim with pride, "Yes! I've read that gargantuan thing!"

    From Goodreads:

    "Gone with the Wind" is a novel written by Margaret Mitchell, first published in 1936. The story is set in Clayton County, Georgia, and Atlanta during the American Civil War and Reconstruction era. It depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O'Hara, the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner, who must use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of the poverty she finds herself in after Sherman's March to the Sea. A historical novel, the story is a Bildungsroman or coming-of-age story, with the title taken from a poem written by Ernest Dowson.

    "Gone with the Wind" was popular with American readers from the onset and was the top American fiction bestseller in the year it was published and in 1937. As of 2014, a Harris poll found it to be the second favorite book of American readers, just behind the Bible. More than 30 million copies have been printed worldwide.

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