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

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by Alexandra Ripley
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780446502375
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
09/26/2007
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
832
Sales rank:
67,062
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Alexandra Ripley, the writer chosen by the Margret Mitchell estate to write this sequel, was born and bred in the South and is the author of three bestsellers: Charleston, On Leaving Charleston,and New Orleans Legacy.

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Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 96 reviews.
historicalfictionsac More than 1 year ago
After reading Gone with the Wind, I was curious about Scarlett. I was a little leary about it though,seeing that it was a sequel written by another author. But it picked up right where Gone with the Wind left off and I was immediately swept up into it, I could hardly put it down. I absolutely and highly recommend it!
pinkgator More than 1 year ago
After re-reading GWTW recently, I also read Scarlett. I was very pleased with the beginning as Alexandra Ripley begins the story right where the original left off. However, as the story progresses it goes toward a very different and unexpected direction. I enjoyed the book, liked the author's evolution of Scarlett's character, and overall felt like it was a good read. For anyone curious about this book, I would recommend it. I know that I will read GWTW over and over-I doubt I'll re-read Scarlett.
nicoleVA More than 1 year ago
This book is a definite page turner. A must read after Gone with the Wind. The author captures Margaret Mitchell's style perfectly and picks up right where she left off. If you didn't know better, you would think the same person wrote both. Love, love, love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the plot of this book. It was a perfect romance book. Once you start reading you can't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One thing is for certain for all Gone With the Wind fans, you will either love this sequel or absolutely hate it. I, for one, really loved Ms. Ripley's Scarlett, and did not sleep until I had finished it. Being half Irish and a Southerner, I thought the book's transistions between Georgia, South Carolina, and Ireland was a smart touch. There were some things in the book that Scarlett did that I felt that the 'Real' Scarlett would not do, but all in all, the book was a delightful and intriguing read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Alexandra Ripley's Scarlett stays true to Margaret Mitchells style and taste. Scarlett's character undergoes many hardships but with inspiring strength sees them through. Set partly on the Irish countryside it perfectly captures the true Irish spirit within Scarlett. Rhett is the same dashing hearthrob, though a much more complex character. This book allows you a window into The Elite Charleston Society and at the same time Irish peasantry. Alexandra Ripley ties up this book in a neat package with a terrific ending.
nana-1 More than 1 year ago
Not as great as the first, but still super.  Great!
PatsyLynn More than 1 year ago
I read GWTW at 11 years old...and fell so in love (and into obsession!) with it that my mother finally hid it trying to "break the spell"...haha. When I heard about Scarlet, I was dubious that it could hold its own but I was VERY pleasantly surprised. With a sequel, you have obvious comparisons of the authors but that seems an exercise in futility to me. Two very different authors both did justice to this iconic heroine. I only wish there had been more time with Scarlet and Rhett together....we did wait a long time for that to happen! Very nicely done.
OHARADN More than 1 year ago
Awful, terrible, one of the worst books I ever read!!!! The author of this bodice -ripper has never even held a copy of GWTW in her hands, never mind read it!!! Poorly written, insiped dialog. the author should stick to harlequins.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Such a terrible book, you just don't mess around with classics like Gone With the Wind. Somehow Ripley managed to destroy the depth of every single character in the book and turn them into shallow and forgettable drugstore-romance characters. And the plot was just awful.
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LDMc More than 1 year ago
If you havent read this book, you need to. This writer was hired by Margaret Mitchell's Estate to write this book and also approved the book before it went to print. Where Margret Mitchell wrote an absolute classic. I started reading this book knowing Alexandra Ripley was a different writer and would no doubt write differently. You have to expect as much. I really like how the writer took Scarlett's spoiled character and turned her around. In other words-Scarlett grows up and learns to love. Rhett always repected Melanie Hamilton. So, it didnt surprise me about Ann. But with much thought and several drafts, Ripley writes an awesome dramatic ending. It kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldnt put the book down until I finished it!!! I LOVED IT! and it deserves its proper credit!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Gone with the Wind and I had to read the sequel. I loved the I loved it , but i just wish i could get it on my nook... I think Alexandra picked up some of the characters pretty well for someone who did not write the first book. Im glad she made a sequel, i may have loved the first book but i hate the cliff-hanger ending!
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I was hesitant because it was written by another writer, but was immediately swept up in it. I have read it over and over whenever there was the desire to escape...a must read for romantics! I am hoping they put it in NOOK format soon.
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LeTempsViendra More than 1 year ago
The author is talented but she has an entirely different style from Margaret Mitchell. I was very disappointed in the book. It bothered me how quickly she changed from this snooty rich girl to this poor Irish girl going back to her roots! I don't know.. it's just me though.
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ACorbit More than 1 year ago
I read this book right after Gone With The Wind. It was so nice to not end the story but to keep it going. Sure the author has a different style of writing, but the book kept my interest and I was always eager for the next chapter. She portrayed the maturing of Scarlett beautifully. Not to give anything away...but I loved the ending. It makes me wish the story could just keep going.
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prettydiva2198 More than 1 year ago
I'm 12 years old so maybe you might disagree with me but sure the characters are the same as gone with the wind but it's completely off balance from the story sometimes it was talking about Scarlett than it starts talking about the servants.It sometimes gave me a headache-but it's a good story.I would recommend to just lend it from a friend or public Library
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