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Careless People

Careless People

Ebook edition includes full text of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Since its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby has become one of the world’s best-loved books. Careless People tells the true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, exploring in newly rich detail its relation to the extravagant, scandalous, and chaotic world in which the author lived.

With wit and insight, Sarah Churchwell traces the genesis of a masterpiece, mapping where fiction comes from, and how it takes shape in the mind of a genius. Careless People tells the extraordinary tale of how F. Scott Fitzgerald created a classic and in the process discovered modern America.
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Genre: Literature & Literary Studies

On Sale: 6th June 2013

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780748129294

Reviews

[Sarah Churchwell] tells the story crisply and intelligently, judiciously deploying Fitzgerald's eminently quotable literary remains, and also Zelda's, which are often even better, in a sprightly, enjoyable and slightly strange book: part "biography" of the novel, part sketch of the roaring 1920s, part brief account of the second half of Fitzgerald's life. Churchwell is perceptive and well-informed
Guardian
A perfect book to read alongside The Great Gatsby. Excellent
William Leith, Evening Standard
This book has as much spirit as gin fizz cocktails
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