On this day in 1925, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published in New York City
April 10, 2024
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On this day in 1925, The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published in New York City. The book, widely-read by American high schoolers every year, is particularly associated with the Roaring ‘20s and explores materialism, identity, and habits of Jazz Age members of “the Lost Generation.” 🎉 🥂 🍾 🎊
Did you know? The Great Gatsby was a flop upon release, not gaining popularity until the 1940s when it was shipped to U.S. servicemen overseas. Fitzgerald, who died young in 1940, would never witness its success.
Celestial eyes – The Great Gatsby cover, Francis Cugat, 1925
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