"You should be kissed and often, and by someone who knows how."
- Rhett Butler, Gone With The Wind
Rhett Butler is a fictional character and one of the main protagonists of Gone With The Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
Rhett is the eldest child in his family. In Gone With The Wind, only his younger sister Rosemary is named. His brother and sister-in-law are briefly mentioned but not by name. In the sequel Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley, the Butler parents are called Steven and Eleanor and his younger brother is called Ross. In the sequel, Rhett marries Anne Hampton after divorcing Scarlett and he reunites with Scarlett only after Anne dies giving birth to his child, who also dies four days later.
In the prequel and sequel Rhett Butler's People by Donald McCaig his parents are called Langston and Elizabeth, and his brother is Julian.