First Edition Points and Criteria for Scarlett

Year Published: 1991
Author Last Name: Ripley
Author First Name: Alexandra
Publisher: Warner Books
Original Price: $24.95
Pages: 823

"First printing: September 1991" is stated on the copyright page above full number line "10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1". Boards are white with gold lettering on a red cloth spine. Dust jacket lacks any reviews. The back dust jacket panel has an excerpt from the book.

There was a first anniversary edition that was published a year after the first edition. It was signed, numbered, and limited to 5,000 copies. It had a floral pattern in the binding and was issued in a matching floral slipcase.

Scarlett was sanctioned by the estate of Margaret Mitchell as the official sequel to Gone with the Wind despite the fact that Margaret Mitchell herself refused to write a sequel and never granted rights for anyone else to do so. Margaret Mitchell's estate selected Alexandra Ripley to write the sequel. The New York Times reviewed Scarlett with this headline - "In 'Scarlet,' Only the Names Are the Same".

Picture of the 1991 first edition dust jacket for Scarlett.
Picture of the 1991 first edition dust jacket for Scarlett.

Picture of the first edition copyright page for Scarlett.
Picture of the first edition copyright page for Scarlett.

Picture of dust jacket where original $24.95 price is found for Scarlett.
Picture of dust jacket where original $24.95 price is found for Scarlett.

Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Scarlett.
Picture of the back dust jacket for the first edition of Scarlett.

Picture of the first edition Warner Books boards for Scarlett.
Picture of the first edition Warner Books boards for Scarlett.

Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Scarlett.
Picture of the back dust jacket flap for the first edition of Scarlett.

Picture of the first edition title page for Scarlett.
Picture of the first edition title page for Scarlett.

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