Careless People

Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby


Author: Sarah Churchwell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748129294

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

View: 2850

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.

The careless people


Author: Helen Marjorie Fowler,Bernard Harris

Publisher: N.A



Page: 211

View: 6961

The Whole Works of John Bunyan

Accurately Reprinted from the Authors Own Editions. With Editorial Prefaces, Notes, and Life of Bunyan


Author: John Bunyan

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

View: 6974

English Synonymes

With Copious Illustrations and Explanations : Drawn from the Best Writers


Author: George Crabb

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: 536

View: 5914

Shattered Assumptions


Author: Ronnie Janoff-Bulman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451603729

Category: Psychology

Page: 272

View: 1851

This book investigates the psychology of victimization. It shows how fundamental assumptions about the world's meaningfulness and benevolence are shattered by traumatic events, and how victims become subject to self-blame in an attempt to accommodate brutality. The book is aimed at all those who for personal or professional reasons seek to understand what psychological trauma is and how to recover from it.

The Great Gatsby


Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743246392

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

View: 5945

A true classic of twentieth-century literature, this edition has been updated by Fitzgerald scholar James L.W. West III to include the author’s final revisions and features a note on the composition and text, a personal foreword by Fitzgerald’s granddaughter, Eleanor Lanahan—and a new introduction by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.