The Great Gatsby

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Turtleback 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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gorgeous imagery, lovely, flowering writing. - Goodreads
The plot itself is also weak and pacing is difficult. - Goodreads
Great prose & storytelling...beautiful words! - Goodreads
Another great book, but kind of a disappointing ending. - weRead
Beautifully written, tragic love story. - Goodreads
Nice book, easy to read, great for teaching English! - weRead

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*REREAD Liked: - The atmosphere. I adore the 1920s and the party and the New York City atmosphere. It's literally 3 of my favorite things (The Roaring Twenties, parties, and NYC) all mashed into one ... Read full review

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The Great Gatsby was one of the longer and more 'boring' books that I came across in my search for Great American novels. There was honesty too much dialogue and details from characters I wasn't fully ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Upon graduating from Princeton, he served in the Army and worked briefly in advertising. He married his wife, Zelda, in 1920, a week after his first novel, "This Side of Paradise", was published. His works, considered by many to be classics, include "The Great Gatsby", "Tender is the Night", and the uncompleted "The Last Tycoon". He died of a heart attack at the age of 44.

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.

Matthew J. Bruccoli (1931-2008) was the Emily Brown Jefferies Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at the University of South Carolina and the leading authority on the House of Scribner and its authors. He was the editorial director of the Dictionary of Literary Biography and the author or editor of more than one hundred books, including Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald; The Sons of Maxwell Perkins: Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Wolfe, and Their Editor; and Hemingway and the Mechanism of Fame: Statements, Public Letters, Introductions, Forewords, Prefaces, Blurbs, Reviews, and Endorsements.

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