I think there is actually no need to write about Mitchell`s masterpiece, because if you don`t know the story then were have you been all your life? It`s great historical fiction with human-like characters. They love, they hate, they make stupid mistakes, they are proud, selfish, spoiled, rich, poor, dying, scared, lazy, angry and everything in between. Some of them can adjust to brutal changes the American Civil War brought to them, but some can`t. Like in real life. And who doesn`t know the epic love story of Scarlett O`Hara and Rhett Butler? They are great characters. Scarlett is simply impossible and I loved and hated her at the same time. And Rhett... ahhh. Go read yourself if you haven`t done it already!