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Great Gatsby

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ISBN-10: 0486845591

ISBN-13: 9780486845593

Edition: N/A

Authors: F. Scott Fitzgerald

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"One of the most important works in American literature -- and, to many, the great American novel." -- Time. "I want to write something new," F. Scott Fitzgerald told his editor, Maxwell Perkins, "something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." A century later, Fitzgerald's little book of big ideas retains its freshness and excitement. The quintessential portrait of Jazz Age America, it reflects the era's postwar exuberance as well as the corruption and immorality lurking behind the glamour of wild parties, dancing, and illegal drinking.  Narrator Nick Carraway -- a transplant from the Midwest like Fitzgerald himself -- observes the wasteful lives of his…    
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Book details

List price: $10.75
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/13/2021
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

F(rancis) Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896. He was educated at Princeton University and served in the U.S. Army from 1917 to 1919, attaining the rank of second lieutenant. In 1920 Fitzgerald married Zelda Sayre, a young woman of the upper class, and they had a daughter, Frances. Fitzgerald is perhaps best known for his short stories and novels, but his many contributions to American literature also include plays, poetry, music, and letters. He is now highly regarded as an American writer. Ernest Hemingway, who was greatly influenced by Fitzgerald's short stories, wrote that Fitzgerald's talent was "as fine as the dust on a butterfly's wing." Yet during…