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Trimalchio An Early Version of 'The Great Gatsby'

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ISBN-10: 0521890470

ISBN-13: 9780521890472

Edition: 2002

Authors: James L. W. West, F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Trimalchio is an early and complete version of Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby. This version allows a full appreciation of Fitzgerald's near-legendary, sublime feat of editing.
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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
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…    

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