F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby
Cambridge University Press, Aug 30, 1991 - Fiction - 225 pages
Since its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's account of the American dream gone awry, has established itself as one of the most popular and widely read novels in the English language. Until now, however, no edition has printed the novel exactly as Fitzgerald intended. The first edition was marred by errors resulting from Fitzgerald's extensive rewriting in proof and the conditions under which the book was produced; moreover, the subsequent transmission of the text introduced proliferating departures from the author's words. This critical edition draws on the manuscript and surviving proofs of the novel, together with Fitzgerald's subsequent revisions to key passages, to provide the first authoritative text of The Great Gatsby. This volume also includes a detailed account of the genesis, composition, and publication of the novel; a full textual apparatus; crucial early draft material; helpful glosses on the peculiar geography and chronology of the book; and explanatory notes on topical allusions and historical references that contemporary readers might otherwise miss. Fitzgerald's masterpiece is thus brought closer to a cross-section of readers, more accessibly and more authentically than ever before. Matthew J. Bruccoli has published widely. He is the author of Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1980) and editor of New Essays on The Great Gatsby (CUP, 1985).
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In my opinion The Great Gatsby is an amazing book! The setting takes place in West Egg Long Island and is the summer of 1922. It takes place during the roaring twenties which was the decade of partying, so of course the book talks about that and the partying lifestyle is incorporated in the book. The book is said to be F Scott. Fitzgerald’s greatest books written and is the book he is most commonly known for writing. In the story the mood has a dark feeling to it, due to the fact of Gatsby trying to steal Daisy from Tom. Also the fact that Tom cheats on Daisy and she knows he is but doesn’t say anything about it except for that being the reason they moved to West Egg. In the story Gatsby is very adamant on winning Daisy over. He uses his charm, wealth, and tells her his grandiose house was bought with her in mind. He wanted her to have the life she deserves and thinks she could have that with him. In conclusion the book is absolutely amazing, but you either like the book or you don’t it depends on what you find intriguing.
Early draft of the GatsbyTom
Reception and reputation
The revised galleys
THE GREAT GATSBY
Substantive emendations and textual notes
Late Fitzgerald corrections and revisions
Note on Absolution 105
Fitzgeralds introduction to the Modern