Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell

by

Nina Calhoun

Chapter Summaries
Timeline
Chapter Summaries Table
Chapter Summary
Chapter 1-2

It was springtime in 1861, and Scarlett O’Hara, age 16, sits on the patio of her family’s Georgia ranch house with two suitors, who happen to b...

Chapter 3-4

The third chapter gives the backstory of Ellen Robillard and Gerald O’Hara. Ellen, who originates from an affluent family, is the true face and p...

Chapter 5

Scarlett gets involved in an argument with Mammy about eating, and which dress to put on when going to the grill. However, she instructs her to lea...

Chapter 6

Scarlett’s desire, probably, is to ensure each man at the grill gets worked up about her — and she succeeds. She even has her sister’s (Suell...

Chapter 7

Scarlett and Charles wed, just as Ashley and Melanie does. Not long after, Charles, Ashley, and all the young fellows head out to war. Charles pass...

Chapter 8-9

Chapter 8

Life in Atlanta is significantly busier, which Scarlett apparently likes. She volunteers to take care of warriors...

Chapter 10-11

Chapter 10

After the ball, Aunt Pittypat is alarmed by Scarlett’s conduct, and informing her to stay away from Rhett. At ...

Chapter 12-13

Chapter 12

Supplies are being depleted over time because of the war. It is not finishing as early as the Southerners had wa...

Chapter 14-16

Chapter 14

The Battle of Gettysburg occurred in July 1863, and Confederate misfortunes were overwhelming. Many people in At...

Chapter 17-18

Chapter 17

The Confederates are losing the war. Food is diminishing; the doctor’s facilities are flooding. One day, Scarl...

Chapter 19-20

Chapter 19

Scarlett, Melanie, Wade, and Prissy are caught in Atlanta. Wade is in a moment of panic and holds tightly on to ...

Chapter 21-22

Chapter 21

The Confederates are escaping Atlanta because the Yankees are coming. During this time, Melanie is in the proces...

Chapter 23

Atlanta is ablaze as the Confederates burn their food as opposed to giving the Yankees an opportunity to take them. Rhett arrives, driving a wagon,...

Chapter 24

Everybody spends the night in the wagon, depleted and thirsty. They journey toward Tara, passing once-prominent firms now consumed to the ground. P...

Chapter 25

Scarlett is confronting the situation head-on, yet numerous others at Tara are most certainly not. Gerald’s mind is in turmoil and bordering on m...

Chapter 26-27

Chapter 26

Scarlett, Melanie, the children, and Scarlett’s two weak sisters are home alone one day when a Yankee deserter...

Chapter 28-29

Chapter 28

After the Yankees have finished up their attacks, everything is now more awful than ever before: little or no fo...

Chapter 30

Confederate officers regularly stop at Tara on their way home. One of them, Will Benteen, turns into an essential part of Tara. Will is a crack...

Chapter 31-32

Chapter 31

Will cautions Scarlett about carpetbaggers and scallawags who are plotting to snatch Tara from her. These partie...

Chapter 33-34

Chapter 33

Scarlett and Mammy travel to Atlanta to be with Aunt Pittypat. The town has changed enormously, and Aunt Pittypa...

Chapter 35-36

Chapter 35

Scarlett endeavors to arrive home in the drizzling rain. Frank Kennedy sees her and offers her a ride. As he cre...

Chapter 37-38

Chapter 37

On a late night, Tony Fontaine, one of the young men from the area around Tara, appears at Scarlett and Frank...

Chapter 39-40

Chapter 39

Will picks up Scarlett at the train station; he discloses to her about Gerald’s demise and that it was Suellen...

Chapter 41-42

Chapter 41

Scarlett gives Gerald’s watch to Pork as a thank-you reward, and Pork becomes overly enthusiastic by her libe...

Chapter 43

Scarlett is sitting in the firm holding Ella when Rhett returns. He clarifies that his dad has passed on, and he has been providing help to his fem...

Chapter 44

Scarlett is driving herself to the factory when a well-built African American man shows up from one side of the street. She is scared until the poi...

Chapter 45-46

Chapter 45

Frank appears to take Scarlett’s assault seriously, yet calmly, and she is irate when he leaves for his usual ...

Chapter 47

Scarlett separates herself from everyone as she stays in her room. Everybody is endeavoring to give her comfort in her anguish, however she is more...

Chapter 48-49

Chapter 48

Marriage with Rhett can be a considerable measure of fun. Rhett introduces Scarlett to very powerful individuals...

Chapter 50-51

Chapter 50

Scarlett regularly asks why Rhett agreed to marry her; she cannot figure out how he feels about her. She is very...

Chapter 52

One evening, Wade sulks around the house since he was not welcome to a birthday party that each and every other kid is going to. Scarlett doesn't b...

Chapter 53

Melanie is facilitating a surprise gathering for Ashley’s birthday. She requests that Scarlett go down to the plant and delay Ashley so he does n...

Chapter 54

Melanie anticipates outrage from the gathering by keeping Scarlett next to her all through the party. When she returns home, Scarlett is shaking fr...

Chapter 55-56

Chapter 55

Scarlett endeavors to converse with Melanie about her encounter with Ashley. However, Melanie will not allow it....

Chapter 57-58

Chapter 57

Rhett sends Scarlett, Wade, and Ella to Tara so Scarlett can recuperate. At that point, Rhett goes to visit Mela...

Chapter 59

Bonnie is ruined; Rhett allows her to have and do anything. She will not allow any other person to tell her anything, even Scarlett. Bonnie’s blu...

Chapter 60-61

Chapter 60

After Bonnie’s passing, everything is not right. Scarlett is discouraged; Rhett is even more destroyed. He sta...

Chapter 62

Scarlett is too disturbed to be in any way tolerant with the grievers in Melanie’s home, and she starts to walk home. She feels lost in the darkn...

Chapter 63

Rhett is at home, calm for once. He calls Melanie “an extraordinary woman”, and subsequently indicates that it is an extremely advantageous mom...

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