Alexandria Ripley Writing Styles in Scarlett: The Sequel to Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind

Alexandria Ripley
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The story is written in third person from a limited omniscient point of view, though the reader's perspective is most often limited to those things Scarlett knows and sees. The few exceptions are apparently aimed at provoking suspense. For example, Scarlett doesn't know that Colum plans to use her purchase of Ballyhara as something of a safe harbor for the members of the Fenian Brotherhood. The reader knows this aspect of the story long before Scarlett, and the purpose of letting the reader in on that fact is apparently an effort by the author to build suspense for the final and inevitable showdown. There are few instances in which Scarlett is not at the heart of the point of view, and those few times are all similarly aimed at providing some piece of information to the reader. Even the perspective from Scarlett's point of view is...

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