Rhett Butler's People

Rhett Butler's People

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Fully authorized by the Margaret Mitchell estate, "Rhett Butler's People"is the astonishing and long-awaited novel that parallels the Great American Novel, "Gone With The Wind." Twelve years in the making, the publication of "Rhett Butler's People"marks a major and historic cultural event.
Through the storytelling mastery of award-winning writer Donald McCaig, the life and times of the dashing Rhett Butler unfolds. Through Rhett's eyes we meet the people who shaped his larger than life personality as it sprang from Margaret Mitchell's unforgettable pages: Langston Butler, Rhett's unyielding father; Rosemary his steadfast sister; Tunis Bonneau, Rhett's best friend and a onetime slave; Belle Watling, the woman for whom Rhett cared long before he met Scarlett O'Hara at Twelve Oaks Plantation, on the fateful eve of the Civil War.
Of course there is Scarlett. Katie Scarlett O'Hara, the headstrong, passionate woman whose life is inextricably entwined with Rhett's: more like him than she cares to admit; more in love with him than she'll ever know
Brought to vivid and authentic life by the hand of a master, "Rhett Butler's People" fulfills the dreams of those whose imaginations have been indelibly marked by "Gone With The Wind." "
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780312262518
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 500 p. ; 24 cm


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Feb 20, 2018

The author expertly weaves tales of Rhett Butler's family

Barbara5060 Jun 23, 2012

A good read especially if you have read Gone with the Wind. If I hadn't I am not sure I would have finished it, because it wasn't as involving as GWTW, perhaps because it was mostly from Rhett's point of view.

StephenCMorrison Apr 10, 2012

Terrific. Nobody can spin a story as well as McCaig, unless he has a twin. Well done Don, and Thank You.

Lana Palmer
Oct 30, 2009

This is a great book. It does help you understand Rhett Butler.
I just loved it.

samdog123 Jun 15, 2008

If you loved Gone with the wind, this would be a good read for you! An authorized version of the Rhett and Scarlett story based on his side of it. The author has written other stories about the civil war (Canaan, Jacob's ladder) and its well worth a read.

Mar 03, 2008

I loved this book!!
A must for all Gone With The Wind fans!
It goes beyond the "I don't give a damn"
You must read this book!!!


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Barbara5060 Jun 25, 2012

... Rhett Butler had slipped into that mood where the deepest affections are colored by sorrow and love's losses seem the greater part of love.
p. 397


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