Hard Cover. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1964. Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
New edition, printed in facsimile of the first edition. Publisher's gray cloth, lettered in dark blue to front board and spine, ISBN to rear board, renewed copyright statement below "May, 1936" to copyright page; in a facsimile dust jacket with ISBN to rear panel, else in the same format as the original first issue jacket. A near fine copy with a few bumps to spine ends, front hinge starting at title page, a few spots to top edge; in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing to extremities and fading to spine, small nick in the edge of the front panel where it meets the spine, parallel with "Wind". Overall, a lovely reprint of this classic title. Gone with the Wind earned Margaret Mitchell both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Perhaps best described as a work of historical fiction, Gone with the Wind also has many of the trappings of a traditional bildungsroman and romance novel, although critics argue that it does not fully fall under the category of either genre. The novel tells of archetypal Southern belle Scarlett O'Hara as she grows from a young woman into maturity against the backdrop of the American Civil War. Like many of the early 20th century Southern writers, Mitchell portrays an idyllic image of the antebellum South. While it can be legitimately criticized for its insensitivity to the treatment of African Americans who were enslaved, Mitchell's novel demonstrates how the South was decimated by the Civil War and continued to suffer under the Northern-sanctioned Restoration. It is also the basis of the 1939 Academy Award-winning movie of the same name, the conflicted love story of rebellious Scarlett and Rhett Butler remains an American classic.