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3 Great American Novels - Susannah Fullerton - Gone with the Wind

3 Great American Novels - Susannah Fullerton - Gone with the Wind

Friends events

Literary expert Susannah Fullerton revisits of three classic American novels and their authors.

5 / 6 events in this Friends events series
Wednesday
20 May 2020 11am to 12pm

Price

Friend: $20.00
Guest: $28.00

Location

State Library NSW
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

 

In 2014 Americans voted this Civil War classic their second favourite book (behind the Bible). When published in 1936 it went immediately to the top of the bestsellers. When the movie was made, it zoomed up to the top once again, and the book has never been out of print. There's a whole industry of tourism and fandom for 'Windies'. What was the author originally going to call her heroine? Did her own personality influence Scarlett's? Who was the model for Rhett Butler? Discover some of the intriguing tales behind Gone with the Wind.

 


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