Monday, 23 February 2015
Gone with the Wind, published in 1936 won the Pullizer Prize in 1937. It is one of my favourite novels, and I have enjoyed watching the film several times. The author, Margaret Mitchell was killed by a drunk driver in 1949 so she was not subjected to later accusations of racism which in my opinion were unfair. She was a liberal, who lived when racicism was rife but endowed scholarships at Morehouse College for black students. Scarlet O'Hara, the heroine in Gone With the Wind, raged against women's passive lived a privileged life protected from the cruel brutality of slavery.