Gone with the Wind - Chapter 29 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 29 Summary

It is April and the war is over, as General Johnston surrendered in North Carolina. The men of the county that had survived the war are now returning to the county and many stop by Tara to be welcomed home. Scarlett revels in the war ending and begins to plant more cotton, planning for the next year's sales. However, after several weeks, they are still saddened by the fact that there is still no word from Ashley.

Scarlett vows that Tara will never be destroyed or given up on like some of her neighbors' plantations. Scarlett, like some of the other families, turns to hard work to survive. However, she is shocked one day when Cathleen Calvert rides up to tell her and Melanie that she is marrying Mr. Hilton, the Yankee overseer. Melanie is humiliated for Cathleen and tells Scarlett to invite...

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