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  • Published: 30 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780593133552
  • Imprint: Random House US Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $27.99

The Great Gatsby: V&A Collector's Edition




A fresh repackage of the “Great American Novel”, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best-known work about love, the frailty of success, and darkness lurking amidst the brightness of the Jazz Age, featuring a new introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and critic, Wesley Morris.

Nick Carraway is an aspiring writer; his cousin, Daisy, is married to the fabulously wealthy Tom Buchanan. Their neighbor, Jay Gatsby, throws extravagant and extraordinary parties in the exclusive and hallowed neighborhood of West Egg. The entanglements between these four characters forms the backbone of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s greatest work—a novel that continues to haunt our understanding of wealth, entitlement, and the American Dream.

When it was first published in 1925, The Great Gatsby was heralded as “a curious book, a mystical, glamorous story of today” (The New York Times). In the past century, the story of Jay Gatsby and his love for the treacherous, effervescent Daisy Buchanan has become a staple in high school and college classrooms, a beloved favorite of readers everywhere as well as the #2 entry in the Modern Library’s own list of “the 100 best novels ever written.”

  • Published: 30 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780593133552
  • Imprint: Random House US Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

F Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 -1940) is widely considered the poet laureate of the Jazz Age. He wrote many short stories and four novels, This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and The Great Gatsby. An unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon, was published posthumously.

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University, which he left in 1917 to join the army. He was said to have epitomized the Jazz Age, which he himself defined as 'a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their traumatic marriage and her subsequent breakdowns became the leading influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work); six volumes of short stories and The Crack Up, a selection of autobiographical pieces.

Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a 'generation'. . . he might have interpreted and even guided them, as in their midle years they saw a different and nobler freedom threatened with destruction.'

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