The story of 'Gone With the Wind' is set in Clayton County and Atlanta, both in Georgia, during the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era. 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'. A sweeping story of tangled passion and courage, in the pages of `Gone With the Wind', Margaret Mitchell brings to life the unforgettable characters that have captured readers for over seventy years. Mitchell received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for the book in 1937. It was adapted into a 1939 American film.