Summary – Scarlet O hara is the most manipulative women you can ever come across. And with age and experience her manipulation just rose to greater standards. In her youth she found pleasure when men drooled over her whilst she was actually smitten by Ashley. Scarlet has a long journey from an attractive extrovert, a stubborn girl, unwanted marriages & undesired motherhood to a strong woman who withstands the terrible phase of war and poverty. She manipulates men & marriage her way though her heart knew only Ashley. She hated the roguish visitor from Charleston – Rhet Buttler but found that destiny kept drawing her back to him. Struggling throughout with the emotions scarlet realizes that her father was right about the love for the soil.
Review – What the best of wines would do to your taste buds so did this book do to me. It teasingly intoxicated me and lingered behind long after I finished the book. It acquainted me to the fact that I can fall in love with the evil. The life of Scarlet O Hara from a stubborn flirtatious girl to a strong manipulative women and finally the dawning of true realization was a stunning read. And before Scarlet I think I fell in love with the rouge from Charleston. The ability to portrait a character as a wanton, greedy rogue and yet admirable is I think a great feat! The only regret was the size of the book which dint let me carry it around. As a person far from numbers and dates the historical facts I should confess has skipped my mind. Yet the plight of Melanie was not lost on me. Margaret has sketched each character with immense details and my heart goes out to the soft Ellen nursing niggers & poor white trash, to mammy who could galvanize the most shiftless negro into energy, Ashley – who’s always in a folderol about books & poetry, Melanie – the sweetest gentle woman with a heart-shaped face..but who really captured my heart was the rogue from Charleston who had cool recklessness in his demeanor and a cynical humor in his mouth! She has with great skill brought to life & union – a girl who has seen all possible fate in her life and a guy who has seen all possible girls.
Advice – If you are in a nostalgic mood with a long weekend ahead. And all you want to do is lie in your sofa and drift to another world, another age – go for it. It is good for a slow enjoying read. I wont suggest it for those who are looking for something to while the time.
Verbivore’s Say – Delectable – A taste that lingers.