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These sumptuous hardback editions designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith were published in 2010 to mark the 70th anniversary of Fitzgerald's death.

  • This bitingly ironic story eerily foretells the fate of the author and his own wife, Zelda—from its giddy romantic beginnings to its alcohol-fueled demise. 

  • Twenty new titles in the much-loved and hugely successful Penguin English Library series.

  • A novel of the glittering decadence of Hollywood in its heyday, this was Fitzgerald's last work and he died without completing it.

  • 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' sees a baby born in 1860 begin life as an old man and then age backwards. F. Scott Fitzgerald hinted at this kind of inversion when he called his era 'a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'.

  • Twenty new titles in the much-loved and hugely successful Penguin English Library series.

  • Increasingly disillusioned by the rejection slips that studded the walls of his room and his on/off engagement to Zelda Sayre, Fitzgerald began his third revision of the novel that was to become This Side of Paradise.

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