Rhett Butler's People

Rhett Butler's People

"Rhett Butler's People" by Donald McCaig is an authorized sequel to "Gone with the Wind". It was published in November 2007.

Fully authorized by the Margaret Mitchell estate, "Rhett Butler’s People" is a novel that parallels "Gone with the Wind" from Rhett Butler's perspective.cite web|date=October 28, 2007|title= Second 'Gone with the Wind' sequel ready |url=http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071028/ap_en_ot/rhett_butler_book |publisher=Yahoo News|accessdate=2007-10-29] The book was unveiled on November 3, 2007 after several years of setback and two previous authors.citation|date=May 16, 2007 |title=Rhett, Scarlett and Friends Prepare for Yet Another Encore |url=http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/16/books/16book.html?_r=1&oref=slogin |first=Motoko |last=Rich |publisher=The New York Times |accessdate=2007-10-28] [cite news
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] Both Emma Tennant and Pat Conroy had been previously commissioned by the estate to produce the book.

McCaig makes an unusual and what, for most fans, will come as an unexpected choice. He chooses to disregard the novel "Scarlett" by Alexandra Ripley. He does not acknowledge its existence in the canon of Gone with the Wind nor does his novel incorporate any of its characters.

The novel begins with a duel which is mentioned in ""Gone with the Wind"". This is the reason that Rhett is not received in Charleston. Eventually the novel flashes back to when Rhett is twelve. It continues through the time until ""Gone with the Wind"" and retells the story. The story is not completely from Rhett's perspective. It procedes to tell other moments from the time during the original story and then proceeds to add a new ending to the story.


External links

* [http://www.rhettbutlerspeople.com/index.html Official Site for Rhett Butler's People]

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