‘Gone With The Wind’ Publisher Calls Book Harmful, Racist, But Won’t Rewrite It

  • Book publisher Pan Macmillan noted in its latest 2022 edition of “Gone With The Wind” that the classic novel has “racist” depictions and “problematic elements including the romanticisation of a shocking era in our history and the horrors of slavery.”
  • The statement goes on to say that while the text of the book has remained intact and original, readers should know about “harmful phrases and terminology” prevalent when the novel was written.

    “Pan Macmillan believes changing the text to reflect today’s world would undermine the authenticity of the original, so has chosen to leave the text in its entirety. This does not, however, constitute an endorsement of the characterisation, content or language used.”

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