Scarlett's Women: 'Gone With the Wind' and its Female Fans

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Little, Brown Book Group, Mar 27, 2014 - Literary Criticism - 288 pages

One of the most successful books ever published and the basis of one of the most popular and highly praised Hollywood films of all time, Gone With the Wind has entered world culture in a way that few other stories have.

Seventy-five years on from the cinematic release of Gone with the Wind, Helen Taylor looks at the reasons why the book and film have had such an appeal, especially for women.

Drawing on letters and questionnaires from female fans, she brings together material from southern history, literature, film and feminist theory and discusses the themes of the Civil War and issues of race. She has previously written Gender, Race and Region in the writings of Grace King, Ruth McEnery Stuart and Kate Chopin and The Daphne Du Maurier Companion.

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About the author (2014)

Helen Taylor has written extensively on women's writing and popular culture. An active participant in the Daphne du Maurier Festival, Fowey, and on the Board of Bath Festivals Trust, she is currently Professor of English at the University of Exeter.

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