Relive the glorious excess of the roaring 1920s with this beautifully designed, jacketed hardcover edition of The Great Gatsby.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's best-known novel is set in hedonistic Jazz Age Long Island and tells the story of millionaire Jay Gatsby and his pursuit of his former lover, Daisy Buchanan. A novel that touches on the topics of materialism, class, desire, and the American Dream, this enduring classic continues to capture imaginations nearly a century after its first publication. This edition includes a biographical timeline for Fitzgerald, as well as a further reading section if you'd like to learn more about the impact of this novel.
One hundred years after this novel is set, this highly collectible edition of this American masterpiece is the perfect addition to any personal library.
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About the Author
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 regarded as one of the finest American writers of the 20th Century. His most notable work was the novel, The Great Gatsby (1925). The novel focused on the themes of the Roaring Twenties and of the loss of innocence and ethics among the nouveau riche. He also made many contributions to American literature in the form of short stories, plays, poetry, music, and letters. 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 his lifetime Fitzgerald never had a bestselling novel and, toward the end of his life, he worked sporadically as a screenwriter at motion picture studios in Los Angeles. There he contributed to scripts for such popular films as Winter Carnival and Gone with the Wind.