Gone with the Wind is a novel by American writer Margaret Mitchell , first published in It depicts the struggles of young Scarlett O'Hara , the spoiled daughter of a well-to-do plantation owner, who must use every means at her disposal to claw her way out of poverty following Sherman 's destructive " March to the Sea ". Gone with the Wind was popular with American readers from the outset and was the top American fiction bestseller in and As of , a Harris poll found it to be the second favorite book of American readers, just behind the Bible. More than 30 million copies have been printed worldwide.
Gone with the Wind by American writer Margaret Mitchell is one of the most famous novels ever written in English. Though it was published in , it is still widely read today, and an equally famous film adaptation of it has been made. It is perhaps the most popular American historical fiction novel of all time. It won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in , and soon after was adapted into a film in
It is a high-profile statement from the network, which is just two weeks into its launch of HBO Max, notably due to the movie's stature. The southern epic, set during and after the American Civil War and starring Vivien Leigh and Clark Gable, glosses over the horrors of slavery, yet won 10 Oscars. It is a film that, when it is not ignoring the horrors of slavery, pauses only to perpetuate some of the most painful stereotypes of people of colour. The removal of the film comes at a tumultuous moment in US history, in the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis while in police custody, which has led to worldwide protests. Paramount has also confirmed that it has pulled it's long-running show Cops from broadcast after 31 years on screen.