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Great Gatsby

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ISBN-10: 0684830426

ISBN-13: 9780684830421

Edition: 1996

Authors: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Matthew J. Bruccoli

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The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' third book,The Great Gatsby(1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S. Eliot read it three times and saw it as the "first step" American fiction had taken since Henry James; H. L. Mencken praised "the charm and beauty of the writing," as well as Fitzgerald's sharp social sense; and Thomas Wolfe hailed it as Fitzgerald's "best work" thus far. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when,The New York Timesremarked, "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America…    
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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 6/1/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 176
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056
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…    

Matthew J. Bruccoli, Emily Brown Jefferies Professor of English at the University of South Carolina, is the leading authority on F. Scott Fitzgerald and the authors of the House of Scribner.