There were several posts about this novel in another thread, so I thought I would give it a thread of its own. Anybody else love this novel like me? Or hate it? Here is something I put in the other thread.
"I heard an author say once that Melanie is the real heroine of GWTW, because she's the one who grows and changes throughout the novel, while Scarlett's personality remains the same. I hadn't thought about that before, but you could make a case for it. At the beginning, Melly is so timid she "wouldn't say boo to a goose," but later she stands up to the Yankees and Atlanta society. The only real change that happens to Scarlett is that she goes from hiding her personality to flaunting her arrogance after marrying Rhett. Her basic personality never changed, though."
Also, I heard that somebody had written a "prequel" to GWTW, where Rhett was actually in love with a slave. Has anybody heard of it? Was it good or terrible?
Or the official sequel, Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley. I bought it when it came out all those years ago, but I regretted it. I thought it was terrible.