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Chasing That Green Light: Why Hollywood Can't Get "Gatsby" Right

This month marks the 90th anniversary of the publication of <i>The Great Gatsby</i>, F. Scott Fitzgerald's hallowed classic about a self-made tycoon and his long-lost love. Like the green light famously tantalizing its protagonist, <i>Gatsby</i> has proven irresistible to filmmakers, who keep adapting it to the …

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - review

As some of you may know, I am currently studying English Literature for A-Level, which is terribly exciting for me since I feel that since I began to study this subject my passion and enjoyment of literature as a whole has grown so much. One of the books which we are required to read for our exam …

How 'Gatsby' Went From A Moldering Flop To A Great American Novel

In <i>So We Read On,</i> Maureen Corrigan looks at the story behind <i>The Great Gatsby,</i> from F. Scott Fitzgerald's life to the era in which it's set. <i>Originally broadcast Sept. 8, 2014.</i><p>Transcript<p>DAVE DAVIES, HOST:<p>This is FRESH AIR. I'm Dave Davies, sitting in for Terry Gross. Our book critic, Maureen Corrigan, …

The Great Gatsby Movie Needed to Be More Gay

Tobey Maguire plays Nick Carraway as guileless heterosexual—but in the novel, his sexuality's ambiguous, and he's linked to Gatsby & co. by their shared need for deception.<p>Warner Bros.<p><i>"Come to lunch someday," [Mr. McKee] suggested, as we groaned down in the elevator.</i><p><i>. . . I was standing beside his</i> …

11 things you probably don't know about 'The Great Gatsby'

Today, it is just that.<p>His American classic is mandatory reading across English classrooms. There was a time, however, when no one wanted to read about Gatsby and his lost love, Daisy.<p>Some may say, "Gatsby" was simply ahead of its time.<p>On the 90th anniversary of Fitzgerald's beloved book, here are …

Fear and loathing in West Egg – the best Great Gatsby quotes ever

In celebration of one of the great American classics, we compile some of our favourite quotes from F Scott Fitzgerald’s famous tale of life, love and money: The Great Gatsby<p>A sparkling era of decadence, deceit, and despair – F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby painted a fascinating picture of …

To Its Earliest Reviewers, Gatsby Was Anything but Great

The canonical novel, published 90 years ago today, was initially deemed "unimportant," "painfully forced," "no more than a glorified anecdote," and "a dud."<p>"To make Gatsby really Great," Edith Wharton wrote to F. Scott Fitzgerald on April 8, 1925, "you ought to have given us his early career (not …

The Great Gatsby