Written by Margaret Mitchell and originally published in 1936 this historical fiction book is considered a classic in American literature. Seen as highly controversial for the promotion of plantation values the book has some of the most vivid description this reader has read. I personally found that looking at this book through the view of an anti-hero story helps the reader swallow the shallow and selfish character of Scarlet. Scarlet’s stark contrast to the characters of Melanie, Ashley and even Rhett Butler highlights their qualities and brings them all dear to your heart. While much of the 1939 film covers the major plot points and dialogue within the book it does not fully capture the wide range of characters, events that make the book stand as an incredible piece of art in its own right.