Along with Scarlett girlish charms, which could rival the prettiest of the Southern Belles, Scarlett was intelligent and headstrong. Even in the face of extreme war and hardship, Scarlett possessed the ability to grow from an adolescent into a hardworking and successful woman.
Scarlett O’Hara had true determination. Her reactionary stand against gender inequality could be seen as a role model, no less when the book was published in 1936 than it would today. Cain reflects this by painting a contemporary styled young lady, wearing the Stars and Stripes. She stares transfixed and intently at the narrative from this early publication of Gone with the Wind.
Hand painted Indian ink on vintage book pages