Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley
The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind

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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.
 

About Alexandra Ripley

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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.
 
Published November 24, 2011 by Grand Central Publishing. 899 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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This expanded follow-up to Weiner's Pulitzer Prize-winning 1988 Philadelphia Inquirer series exposing the Pentagon's secret treasury offers a comprehensive look at the origin and growth of this budget

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Ripley's ultra-mega-hyped sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind spent 28 weeks on PW 's bestseller list while receiving uniformly dismal notices from the critics. (Oct.)

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Entertainment Weekly

The critic Dwight Macdonald once described the 1939 movie of Gone With the Wind as ''a masterpiece of kitsch corny and blowsy and phony, the slide trombone of the cinematic orchestra, and yet it is not boring.'' Macdonald intended this as a rave review — he liked the way Vivien Leigh and Clar...

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Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind by Andrea Ripley.

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People

This PC Scarlett also is a feminist role model, running her own farm, making her own investments, bearing a child (guess whose?) by her lonesome and vowing, just as she swore she would never be hungry again in the first novel, never to wear restricting corsets again.

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BookRack

Scarlett was written by Alexandra Ripley, and it satisfied all those who were disenchanted by the abandoning of Scarlett by Rhett, now that she had realised that she loved him too.

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Variety

Since audiences have survived "Son of Kong,""Psycho II" and the TV series "Casablanca" (starring David Soul), they'll be able to get past "Scarlett," CBS' adaptation of Alexandra Ripley's novel that was theoretically a follow-up to "Gone With the Wind."

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