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

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

By: Sarah Churchwell (author)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Sarah Churchwell is Professorial Fellow in American Literature and Chair of Public Understanding of the Humanities at the School of Advanced Study, University of London. She is Director of Being Human Festival and Living Literature, and she reviews widely.

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  • ISBN13: 9781844087686
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9781844087686
  • weight: 0
  • ISBN10: 1844087689

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