This story took place on the eve of the American Civil War. Living in Georgia, the girl Scarlett grew up under the edification of the conservative culture in the Southern US. However, with increasingly clear rebellious personality, she appeared to be enthusiastic and untrammeled, showing distinct characteristics of modern women. With the spread of the war and environmental deterioration, Scarlett's rebellious personality was transformed into the spirit of hard work and ceaseless self-improvement. She improved herself in a series of setbacks, and retrieved the declining tendency of the whole family, thus becoming the new female image of the times. In addition to description of personal fate and emotional waves, the novel successfully presented the background of the Civil War, and the political, economic and cultural differences between both parties with spectacular scenario and epic charm, as the true reflection of the turning period in the history of US. Therefore, this novel became popular around the world since its date of birth, serving as an immortal romantic classic of English literature.
Gone with the Wind
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