Sunday Classic – F Scott Fitzgerald

Movie film unrolledAs I believe I’ve mentioned previously, a big pile of literature recently entered the public domain.  One of the most prominent titles is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.  This Jazz Era classic published in 1925 is the basis for no fewer than four movies of the same name, in 1949, 1974, 2000, and 2013.  I’m familiar with the 1974 Robert Redford / Mia Farrow production which, some readers may remember, created a short-lived but intense fashion trend for floppy, wide-brimmed pastel summer hats for women.

You can read Gatsby in several different e-formats thanks to Project Gutenberg; click on this link to choose your preference.  The novel is short (which is surprising given the length of the movies) and quite readable. I will say that the novel was, for me, forgettable. Still, I’m one person.  Others have loved it – which is what makes it a classic.


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