The Resource The great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald ; preface and notes by Matthew J. Bruccoli

The great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald ; preface and notes by Matthew J. Bruccoli

Label
The great Gatsby
Title
The great Gatsby
Statement of responsibility
F. Scott Fitzgerald ; preface and notes by Matthew J. Bruccoli
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Great Gatsby is a novel by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published on April 10, 1925, it is set on Long Island's North Shore and in New York City during the summer of 1922. The novel chronicles an era that Fitzgerald himself dubbed the "Jazz Age." Following the shock and chaos of World War I, American society enjoyed unprecedented levels of prosperity during the "roaring" 1920s as the economy soared. At the same time, Prohibition, the ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol as mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment, made millionaires out of bootleggers and led to an increase in organized crime. Although Fitzgerald, like Nick Carraway in his novel, idolized the riches and glamor of the age, he was uncomfortable with the unrestrained materialism and the lack of morality that went with it. Although it was adapted into both a Broadway play and a Hollywood film within a year of publication, it was not popular upon initial printing, selling fewer than 25,000 copies during the remaining fifteen years of Fitzgerald's life. It was largely forgotten during the Great Depression and World War II. After its republishing in 1945 and 1953, it quickly found a wide readership and is today widely regarded as a paragon of the Great American Novel
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DLC
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1896-1940
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Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3511.I9
LC item number
G7 1992b
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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TDC4838t_GE
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1931-2008
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Bruccoli, Matthew Joseph
Series statement
A Scribner classic
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  • Long Island (N.Y.)
  • Traffic accidents
  • First loves
  • Rich people
  • Mistresses
  • Revenge
Label
The great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald ; preface and notes by Matthew J. Bruccoli
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-216)
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Collier Books ed.
Extent
xvi, 216 p.
Isbn
9780020198819
Lccn
92002605
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25201788
  • (OCoLC)ocm25201788
Label
The great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald ; preface and notes by Matthew J. Bruccoli
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-216)
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Collier Books ed.
Extent
xvi, 216 p.
Isbn
9780020198819
Lccn
92002605
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25201788
  • (OCoLC)ocm25201788

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