Gone with the Wind - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

Scarlett is facing a number of terrifying shellings by the Yankees and the impending birth of Melanie's baby. Often while the shells are bursting outside, the two hold onto one another for comfort. Scarlett is also getting a number of letters from Ellen pleading for Scarlett to return home, but she only returns letters minimizing the war now surrounding her. Even Uncle Henry leaves to join the war effort. Scarlett's desire to return home to Tara is increased when she learns that the Yankees are trying to gain control of the railroad only five miles from the plantation.

Rhett comes to the home one night and teases her about how strange it is that it is she who remains with Melanie in Atlanta. Scarlett tells him how upset she is by the Yankees being so close to Tara and her sister having Typhoid...

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