The Great Gatsby

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Econo-Clad Books, Jun 1, 1995 - Fiction
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One of the classics of twentieth-century literature, "The Great Gatsby" is now available in a definitive, textually accurate edition.

The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan has been acclaimed by generations of readers. But the first edition contained a number of errors resulting from Fitzgerald's extensive revisions and a rushed production schedule. Subsequent printings introduced further departures from the author's words. This edition, based on the Cambridge critical text, restores all the language of Fitzgerald's masterpiece. Drawing on the manuscript and surviving proof of the novel, along with Fitzgerald's later revisions and corrections, this is the authorized text - "The Great Gatsby" as Fitzgerald intended it.

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Great prose & storytelling...beautiful words! - Goodreads
The plot itself is also weak and pacing is difficult. - Goodreads
A wonderful depiction of a post World War One America. - Goodreads
the purest love story ever.. - Goodreads
There was something so out of sync in the writing. - Goodreads
The insight into human nature is extraordinary. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Allie Rogers - Goodreads

I loathe this book. I gave it yet another try, but I still fail to like, or even appreciate, much about it. One obligatory star that my literature degrees shame me into giving and one star for the delicate prose. Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Simon - Goodreads

A perfect novel. It has everything, characters, story, plot, sound of the words...I love everything about that book. Read full review

About the author (1995)

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 1941) was one of the literary titans of the 20th century. A member of the Lost Generation of the 1920s, Fitzgerald s writings best captured what he termed The Jazz Age, a period of declining traditional American values, prohibition and speakeasies, and great leaps in modernist trends.

Charles Scribner III received his BA, MFA, and PhD from Princeton University in art and archaeology. He has worked in publishing for nearly thirty years and is a prominent authority on Caravaggio, Bernini, Rubens, and other artists. He has written biographies on Rubens and Bernini; articles for "Vanity Fair," "Art & Antiques," and other publications; and has lectured at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery, the Smithsonian, Christie's, and various universities. He lives in New York City with his wife, Ritchie, an artist and teacher.

Born in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1900, Zelda Fitzgerald was an American writer and the wife F. Scott Fitzgerald. A novelist, poet, and dancer, she was an icon of the 1920s.

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