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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.


Other Works about Fitzgerald and the Jazz Age

  • Bruccoli, Matthew J. Some Epic Sort of Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald. rev. ed. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2002.
  • Cowley, Malcolm. 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.
  • Graham, Sheilah. College of One. New York: Viking, 1967.
  • Milford, Nancy. Zelda. 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:
  • Ernest Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises (1926)
If you're intrigued by novels about lives of privilege, you might enjoy reading:
  • John O'Hara's Appointment in Samarra (1934)
If you're intrigued by the Fitzgeralds, you might enjoy Zelda's only novel:
  • Zelda Fitzgerald's Save Me the Waltz (1932)

Websites

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary
    This website celebrates his writings, his life, and his relationship with other twentieth-century writers.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
    An affiliate of the American Literature Association, this international society publishes the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Newsletter and holds conferences.
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