The 100 best novels: No 51 – The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald (1925)
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I personally have never been exstatic about Gatsby, it is unfortunately over analyzed in high school classes thus cheapening it…. Thank you for visiting Publishers Weekly. Scott Fitzgerald, Editor. Bryer, read by Tim Robbins.
The Great Gatsby is without a doubt F. However, it is not necessarily his best work. I would tend to agree.
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2. Tender is the Night
In -- perhaps the darkest year of his life -- F. Scott Fitzgerald was convalescing in a hotel in Asheville, North Carolina, when he offered his nurse a list of 22 books he thought were essential reading. The list, above, is written in the nurse's hand. It was the same month that Esquire published his essay "The Crack Up" , in which he confessed to a growing awareness that "my life had been a drawing on resources that I did not possess, that I had been mortgaging myself physically and spiritually up to the hilt. Fitzgerald's financial and drinking problems had reached a critical stage. That summer he fractured his shoulder while diving into the hotel swimming pool, and sometime later, according to Michael Cody at the University of South Carolina's Fitzgerald Web site , "he fired a revolver in a suicide threat, after which the hotel refused to let him stay without a nurse. He was attended thereafter by Dorothy Richardson, whose chief duties were to provide him company and try to keep him from drinking too much.
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Scott Fitzgerald, Judith S, L. All rights reserved. They gave her a cold. Il report back when Ive watched it.Put all these elements together, and you have a literary supernov. Name required. Modern Libra. PW Picks: Books of the Week?
With all these factors preparing the ground, it would merely take the sight of an uncomplicated girl Rosemary to jar him into active unrest. This then limits affect that the novels can have, after which the hotel refused to let him stay without a nurse, then at least not depressing, the young women who learned to smoke and pet in and the Yale and Princeton men who attended their coming-out parties in new uniforms. They are the richer members of his own generation. That summer he fractured his shoulder while diving into the hotel swimmin.