Cover of: The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Contributors

  • Preface
    Matthew J. Bruccoli
  • Jacket Design
    Calvin Chu
  • Cover Art and Illustrations
    Francis Cugat

About the Book

Here is a novel, glamorous, ironical, compassionate – a marvelous fusion into unity of the curious incongruities of the life of the period – which reveals a hero like no other – one who could live at no other time and in no other place. But he will live as a character, we surmise, as long as the memory of any reader lasts.

It is the story of this Jay Gatsby who came so mysteriously to West Egg, of his sumptuous entertainments, and of his love for Daisy Buchanan – a story that ranges from pure lyrical beauty to sheer brutal realism, and is infused with a sense of the strangeness of human circumstance in a heedless universe.

It is a magical, living book, blended of irony, romance, and mysticism.

--first edition jacket



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About the Edition

The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgerald's 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'd "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 Times remarked, "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale America in the 1920s that resonates with the power of myth. A novel of lyrical beauty yet brutal realism, of magic, romance, and mysticism, The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth century literature.

This is the definitive, textually accurate edition of The Great Gatsby, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and authorized by the estate of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The first edition of The Great Gatsby contained many errors resulting from Fitzgerald's extensive revisions and a rushed production schedule, and subsequent editions introduced further departures from the author's intentions. This critical edition draws on the manuscript and surviving proofs of the novel, along with Fitzgerald's later revisions and corrections, to restore the text to its original form. It is The Great Gatsby as Fitzgerald intended it.
--jacket

Edition Notes

US / CAN

Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
1925, 1953. Editorial material 1991, 1992. Jacket 1996.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.52
Library of Congress
PS3511.I9 G7 1996
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/96016596

The Physical Object

Format
Hardcover
Pagination
172 p. ;
Number of pages
172

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL979312M
Internet Archive
greatgatsby000fitz
ISBN 10
0684830426
ISBN 13
9780684830421
LC Control Number
96016596
Paperback Swap
0684830426
Google
roVYDwAAQBAJ
Library Thing
2964
Goodreads
44576797

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