1925 – The Great Gatsby is first published
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Set in the Jazz Age on Long Island, the novel depicts narrator Nick Carraway’s interactions with mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Gatsby’s obsession to reunite with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan.
After its publication by Scribner’s on 10th April 1925, The Great Gatsby received generally favorable reviews, bu some literary critics believed it did not hold up to Fitzgerald’s previous efforts and signaled the end of the author’s literary achievements.
Despite the warm critical reception, Gatsby was a commercial failure.
The book sold fewer than 20,000 copies by October, and Fitzgerald’s hopes of a monetary windfall from the novel were unrealized.
Extra Note: Gatsby continues to attract popular and scholarly attention.
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