New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925. First Edition, First Printing. Original Cloth. THE GREAT GATSBY
FITZGERALD, F. Scott (1896-1940).
New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925.
8vo. Original dark green cloth lettered in blind, gilt–lettered spine (very lightly sunned, a touch of rubbing at foot, light edgewear to front free endpaper at foot, else fine). Provenance: [indecipherable] S. Baber (ownership signature on front free endpaper). first edition, first printing, with “chatter” for “echolalia” on p. 60, “northern” for “southern” on p. 119, “sick in tired” for “sickantired” on p. 205, and “Union Street station” for “Union Station” on p. 211. Bruccoli A11.1.a; Connolly, The Modern Movement 48.
This copy is extremely bright inside and out, a near perfect copy…
"The Great Gatsby" is a classic American novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and it was first published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1925. It is considered one of the greatest works of American literature and is often cited as a quintessential representation of the Jazz Age, a term Fitzgerald coined to describe the Roaring Twenties.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was an American novelist and short story writer. He was a prominent figure of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties, known for his exploration of the American Dream and the excesses of the time. "The Great Gatsby" was first published on April 10, 1925. The first edition is highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts.
The novel is set in the summer of 1922 and takes place in the fictional towns of West Egg and East Egg on Long Island, as well as in New York City.
The story is narrated by Nick Carraway, a young man who moves to Long Island and becomes involved in the lives of his wealthy and enigmatic neighbor, Jay Gatsby. The novel explores themes of wealth, love, decadence, and the American Dream. It tells the story of Jay Gatsby, a mysterious millionaire known for his extravagant parties, and his unrequited love for Daisy Buchanan, a married woman. The narrative delves into the complexities of the characters' relationships and the disillusionment of the American Dream.
While "The Great Gatsby" is now considered a classic, it received mixed reviews upon its initial publication. It was only in the decades following Fitzgerald's death that the novel gained widespread acclaim and recognition. The novel has been adapted into several films, with the most famous being the 1974 version
starring Robert Redford as Gatsby and Mia Farrow as Daisy. More recently, in 2013, another film adaptation directed by Baz Luhrmann was released, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby and Carey Mulligan as Daisy. F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" remains a staple in American literature and is studied in schools and universities for its exploration of societal themes and its unique narrative style. Fine. Item #575
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