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The novel being summarized is titled Gone with the Wind written by Margaret Mitchell It was published in 1936 after it took her seven years to write and won a Pulitzer Prize in 1937 Gone with the Wind was the only book Ms Mitchell wrote and is an American ClassicGone with the Wind was a story of men and women living in the south during the war between the states and of the souths transformation after the was The novel began in about 1861 at Tara and Twelve Oaks two southern plantations in Georgia We were given a glance of the hospitality and generosity of plantation life When the men went off to war the women moved to Atlanta While in Atlanta they worked as nurses as they awaited the return of their men Shermans troops marched in and burned Atlanta so the women were forced to leave They returned to Tara where we observed the destruction and desolation of the land After the war the story shifted back and forth between Atlanta and Tara We experienced the struggles to save Tara rebuild Atlanta and the effects of the carpetbaggers The story continued until about 1871 as the main characters began to regain the security and grace of the days before the warThere were four main characters in the story They were Scarlett OHara Ashley Wilkes Melanie Hamilton-Wilkes and Rhett Butler Scarlett Ashley and Melanie were raised together and Rhett Butler was an outsider who came from CharlestonScarlett was the daughter of a wealthy Irish plantation owner She was not beautiful but she was spoiled She was selfish and scheming She was also charming so men easily fell in love with her Scarlett was obsessively in love with Ashley Wilkes and attempted several times to lure him away from his lovely wife Melanie She was also attracted to Rhett Butler and eventually married him Scarlett was a survivor When she was faced with a problem
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