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F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the major American writers of the twentieth century -- a figure whose life and works embodied powerful myths about our national dreams and aspirations. Fitzgerald was talented and perceptive, gifted with a lyrical style and a pitch-perfect ear for language. He lived... show more



F. Scott Fitzgerald was one of the major American writers of the twentieth century -- a figure whose life and works embodied powerful myths about our national dreams and aspirations. Fitzgerald was talented and perceptive, gifted with a lyrical style and a pitch-perfect ear for language. He lived his life as a romantic, equally capable of great dedication to his craft and reckless squandering of his artistic capital. He left us one sure masterpiece, The Great Gatsby; a near-masterpiece, Tender Is the Night; and a gathering of stories and essays that together capture the essence of the American experience. His writings are insightful and stylistically brilliant; today he is admired both as a social chronicler and a remarkably gifted artist.

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Line Bookaholic
Line Bookaholic rated it 2 months ago
I am not used to classic, English not being my first language, I tend to avoid older books as the languages used is often more complex and requires more concentration. However, this book was surprisingly easy to read. I really enjoyed the author’s writing style, which was quite simple but beautiful....
BagEndBooks
BagEndBooks rated it 4 months ago
This is an odd one. The writing is enchanting, and I don't mind Nick, but the other characters are very nasty. Gatsby himself is depressing. He didn't ask the girl who he thought he loved to marry her while he had her, and when she got tired of waiting for him, he was unwilling to give up his drea...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
This is a collection of periodical fiction from fairly early in Fitzgerald's career, including some writing dating from his university days. Several of the shorter items are so negligible or obscure that I'm sure they were only included because they existed. However, a few of the stories do stick ...
Silvie's bookshelf
Silvie's bookshelf rated it 6 months ago
If someone asked me why I liked it I wouldn't know what to say. Maybe it's a combination of good writing, unpleasant characters, mystery and New York in the 20s.
Redhead Reading
Redhead Reading rated it 7 months ago
Honestly, I was soooo bored with this. I didn't care about the characters at all.
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