Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind

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Grand Central Publishing, Nov 24, 2011 - Fiction - 823 pages
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The timeless tale continues... The most popular and beloved American historical novel ever written, Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind is unparalleled in its portrayal of men and women at once larger than life but as real as ourselves. Now bestselling writer Alexandra Ripley brings us back to Tara and reintroduces us to the characters we remember so well: Rhett, Ashley, Mammy, Suellen, Aunt Pittypat, and, of course, Scarlett. As the classic story, first told over half a century ago, moves forward, the greatest love affair in all fiction is reignited; amidst heartbreak and joy, the endless, consuming passion between Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler reaches its startling culmination. Rich with surprises at every turn and new emotional, breathtaking adventures, Scarlett satisfies our longing to reenter the world of Gone With the Wind, and like its predecessor, Scarlett will find an eternal place in our hearts.

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User Review  - mrsdanaalbasha - LibraryThing

The book begins where Gone with the Wind left off, with Scarlett attending the funeral of her former sister-in-law and rival for Ashley Wilkes' affection, Melanie Wilkes, at which her estranged ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lisa.Johnson.James - LibraryThing

Because I LOVE GWTW, & the love story of Scarlett & Rhett is truly timeless, when this book came out I had to have it. In this book, Scarlett travels back to Ireland to find the Irish O'Haras after ... Read full review

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Historical fiction author Alexandra Ripley was born on January 8, 1934. She majored in Russian at Vassar College and worked at numerous publishing houses before becoming an author. She published her first novel Who's That Lady in the President's Bed? using the pseudonym B. K. Ripley in 1972. She has written many best sellers but is perhaps best known for writing Scarlett, the sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind. Despite negativity from critics, the book was very popular with the public and the TV miniseries it spawned was the highest rated multi-part dramatic special of 1994. She died in Richmond, Virginia on January 10, 2004.

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