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The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
About the Book
About the Author
Historical and Literary Context
F. Scott Fitzgerald, c. 1925 (American Stock/Getty Images)
The Great Gatsby
Other Works about Fitzgerald and the Jazz Age
Bruccoli, Matthew J.
Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
rev. ed. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2002.
Exile's Return: A Literary Odyssey of the 1920s.
New York: Norton, 1934. Rev. ed. New York: Viking, 1951.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott.
The Letters of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Ed. Andrew Turnbull. New York: Scribner, 1971.
The Notebooks of F. Scott Fitzgerald,
ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich/Bruccoli Clark, 1978.
College of One.
New York: Viking, 1967.
New York: Harper & Row, 1970.
Ring, Frances Kroll.
Against the Current: As I Remember F. Scott Fitzgerald.
San Francisco: Ellis/Creative Arts, 1985.
If you're intrigued by the 1920s, you might enjoy reading:
The Sun Also Rises
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Appointment in Samarra
If you're intrigued by the Fitzgeralds, you might enjoy Zelda's only novel:
Save Me the Waltz
F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary
This website includes biographical information as well as primary sources such as Fitzgerald's ledger.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
An affiliate of the American Literature Association, this international society publishes the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Newsletter and holds conferences.
American Masters: F. Scott Fitzgerald on PBS.org
Go to the PBS American Masters website to hear author E.L. Doctorow’s lecture on Fitzgerald, a career timeline, interviews, and photographs.
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