Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of the Great Gatsby.

Churchwell, Sarah.

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The Great Gatsby

was Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, and this tells the true and extraordinary story behind the famous novel. A well-written and entertaining study which evokes the jazz age in all its splendid glamour.


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Description

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.

Book Details

Author Churchwell, Sarah.
Format 448
Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
Imprint Virago Press Ltd
Number of Pages 448
Illustrations Section: 8, b/w photos
Catalogue 42156
Catalogue book number 219