Careless People

Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby

Sarah Churchwell,

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

Ebook edition includes full text of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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.



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