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The Great Gatsby

"The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.
The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature."

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Life Magazine's one sentence review:
"Fantastic proof that chivalry, of a sort, is not dead."
(May 7, 1925)


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  • Bruccoli, Matthew J., ed. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby: A Documentary Volume. Dictionary of Literary Biography v. 219. Detroit: Gale Group, 2000.
    Uris Library Reference PS129 .D55 v.219+
  • Donaldson, Scott, ed. Critical Essays on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Boston, MA: G.K. Hall, 1984.
    Olin Library PS3511.I91 G705
    Uris Library PS3511.I91 G705
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Trimalchio: An Early Version of The Great Gatsby. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2000.
    Olin Library PS3511.I9 T75x 2000
  • Gross, Dalton, and MaryJean Gross. Understanding The Great Gatsby: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1998.
    Uris Library PS3511.I9 G846x 1998
  • Mizener, Arthur. F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Collection of Critical Essays. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall, 1963.
    Olin Library PS3511.I91 Z698
    Uris Library PS3511.I91 Z698

Audio books

  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. Old Greenwich, CT: Listening Library ; Auburn, CA: Audio Partners, 1985, c1977. [3 sound cassettes (4 hrs., 30 min.), Read by Alexander Scourby.]
    Olin Library Media Center PS3511.I91 G7 1985
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Harper Audio, 2002. [6 compact discs (ca. 7 hrs.), Read by Tim Robbins.]
    Olin Library Media Center
    PS3511.I9 G7 2002




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