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Understanding "The Great Gatsby"
A Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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CONTENTS

F. Scott Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 - December 21, 1940) - Author of The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby eText or Online Text, Index & Concordance
Analysis, Critique, Reviews, and General Resources on The Great Gatsby
Study Guides on The Great Gatsby
Lesson Plans and Webquests on The Great Gatsby
Film, Movies, Videos, Images, Opera, Music Sites on The Great Gatsby
Student Projects on The Great Gatsby
Special Topics Related to The Great Gatsby
Miscellaneous Sites Related to The Great Gatsby
Links to other The Great Gatsby Web Sites

Note: Some topics may be overlapped.

The Great Gatsby (1974)
Movie ~ DVD
Robert Redford
Mia Farrow

Great Gatsby 1974 Movie DVD Starring: Robert Redford, Mia Farrow, Director: Jack Clayton, Rating: PG
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
(Unabridged)
(2002-03-16) [Audio CD]
Alexander Scourby
(Narrator)


By F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby (Unabridged) (2002-03-16) [Audio CD]Alexander Scourby (Narrator)
The Great Gatsby
(Paperback)
by F. Scott Fitzgerald


The Great Gatsby (Paperback) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
CliffsNotes
on Fitzgerald's
The Great Gatsby


CliffsNotes on Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (Cliffsnotes Literature Guides)
F. Scott Fitzgerald's
The Great Gatsby:
A Literary Reference
by Matthew Bruccoli

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby: A Literary Reference by Matthew Bruccoli
F. Scott Fitzgerald's
The Great Gatsby
(MAXNotes
Literature Guides)


F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby (MAXNotes Literature Guides)
Great Gatsby
(2 Audio CDs)


Great Gatsby (Music, Narrative)
The Great Gatsby (2001)
(A&E) (DVD)
Mira Sorvino
Toby Stephens

The Great Gatsby (A&E) (2001) (DVD) Starring: Mira Sorvino, Toby Stephens, Director: Robert Markowitz
Masterwork
Studies Series:
The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby: The Limits of Wonder (Twayne's Masterwork Studies, No 36)
Great Gatsby CD
[Unabridged]
(Audio CD)
by F Scott Fitzgerald,
Tim Robbins (Narrator)

The Great Gatsby CD [Unabridged] (Audio CD) by F Scott Fitzgerald, Tim Robbins (Narrator)
The Great Gatsby
(Penguin
Critical
Studies Guide)

The Great Gatsby (Penguin Critical Studies Guide)
The Great Gatsby LitPlan
A Novel Unit Teacher Guide
With Daily Lesson Plans
(LitPlans on CD)
by Mary B. Collins

The Great Gatsby LitPlan - A Novel Unit Teacher Guide With Daily Lesson Plans (LitPlans on CD) by Mary B. Collins
The Great Gatsby
SparkNotes
Literature Guide

The Great Gatsby SparkNotes Literature Guide (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)
New Essays on
The Great Gatsby
(The American Novel)

New Essays on The Great Gatsby (The American Novel)
The Great Gatsby
Literature Guide
(Secondary Solutions)
by Kristen Bowers


The Great Gatsby Literature Guide (Secondary Solutions) by Kristen Bowers
Great Gatsby:
Novel-Ties Study Guide
(Novel-Ties Ser.)

Great Gatsby: Novel-Ties Study Guide (Novel-Ties Ser.)
Understanding
The Great Gatsby:
A Student Casebook
to Issues, Sources, and
Historical Documents
(The Greenwood Press
"Literature in
Context" Series)

Understanding The Great Gatsby: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents (The Greenwood Press
The Great Gatsby
(2013)


The Great Gatsby (2013)
The Great Gatsby
(Two-Disc
Special Edition DVD)


The Great Gatsby (Two-Disc Special Edition DVD)
Great Gatsby
and Modern Times


Great Gatsby and Modern Times
The Great Gatsby
(A BookHacker
Summary)

The Great Gatsby (A BookHacker Summary)
The Great Gatsby
Study Guide
by Calvin Roso


The Great Gatsby Study Guide by Calvin Roso
Wizard Study Guide
The Great Gatsby
(Cambridge Wizard
English Student Guides)

Wizard Study Guide The Great Gatsby (Cambridge Wizard English Student Guides)
The Great Gatsby:
Classroom Guide
(Craig's Notes
Book 1)

The Great Gatsby: Classroom Guide (Craig's Notes Classroom Guides Book 1)
The Great Gatsby:
Teacher Lesson Plans
and Study Guide

The Great Gatsby: Teacher Lesson Plans and Study Guide
F. Scott Fitzgerald
in Minnesota:
Toward the Summit

F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota: Toward the Summit
St Paul Stories
of
F Scott Fitzgerald

St Paul Stories of F Scott Fitzgerald
Great Gatsby 1949
(DVD)


Great Gatsby 1949 starring Alan Ladd and Betty Field, DVD
The Great Gatsby
(American Classics)


The Great Gatsby (American Classics)
The Great Gatsby
[UNABRIDGED CD]
(Audiobook)

The Great Gatsby [UNABRIDGED CD] (Audiobook)

F. Scott Fitzgerald (Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald), 1896-1940 - Author of The Great Gatsby

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Biographies: F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American Dream, and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald - Artist, Writer, Dancer and Wife from PBS with photos. "F. Scott Fitzgerald's life is a tragic example of both sides of the American Dream - the joys of young love, wealth and success, and the tragedies associated with excess and failure."

Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) from GradeSaver: ClassicNote Study Guide.

A Brief Life of Fitzgerald from F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary Celebration Web Site, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. "The dominant influences on F. Scott Fitzgerald were aspiration, literature, Princeton, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, and alcohol. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896, the namesake and second cousin three times removed of the author of the National Anthem." Site includes:

F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival. Established in 1996 to celebrate the centenary of F. Scott Fitzgerald's birth in the city where Fitzgerald, his wife, and his daughter are buried, the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Festival, co-sponsored by the City of Rockville and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc., a non-profit corporation, has for 20 years held this one-day event, which seeks to honor the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald and those of prominent American literary artists.

A Fitzgerald Chronology - 1853-1986.

Documents tell more about Fitzgerald's first love. Ginevra King was model for 'Gatsby' character and others, from Princeton University. "King was a beautiful and wealthy debutante from Lake Forest, Ill., with whom Fitzgerald had a romantic relationship from 1915 to 1917 ..."

F. Scott Fitzgerald. Biography and links, from Answers.com.
● How did F Scott Fitzgerald die? He was eating a chocolate bar and reading the newspaper when he had a massive heart attack caused by excessive alcohol use. He was 44 years old.
● Who was F Scott Fitzgerald named after? Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was named after his ancestor Francis Scott Key, the author of The Star-Spangled Banner.
● and more.

F. Scott Fitzgerald in St. Paul, Minnesota. July 22, 2014. Video, 19:47 min. by C-SPAN. "Dave Page gave a tour of many locations in St. Paul, Minnesota, associated with F. Scott fitzgerald. The author of novels and short stories such as The Great Gatsby is regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Mr. Page told stories about Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald's life and the influence the city had on his work and showed places he lived and frequented on social occasions. Dave Page is the author of the biography F. Scott Fitzgerald in Minnesota: Toward the Summit and the editor of collections such as St Paul Stories of F Scott Fitzgerald."

F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Literature Network. "F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) is best known for his novels and short stories which chronicle the excesses of America's 'Jazz Age' during the 1920s."

F. Scott Fitzgerald from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Includes 1937 photo of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Carl Van Vechten and color image of F. Scott Fitzgerald United States Postal Service stamp. Contents: Early years, Life with Zelda, "The Jazz Age", Hollywood years, Works, Novels, Short story collections, Other works, Quotations, Biography and criticism, See also, External link.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, September 24, 1896 - December 21, 1940. Biography from Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.

Writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Video: 2 hrs 0:54 min. by C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network). April 14, 2002. American Writers II. F. Scott Fitzgerald 1919. "Guests talked about the life, works and legacy of author F. Scott Fitzgerald in an effort to learn about the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties. 'The Jazz Age,' which F. Scott Fitzgerald coined, or the 'roaring 20's' as it came to be known, was a period of decadence, youth, and rebellion in a post-World War I era. ... Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda traveled throughout Europe, as members oThe Great Gatsby, offer an insider's look into the leisure class. He vividly brought social issues like class status, as well as an abandonment of more traditioinal values to the general public."

F. Scott Fitzgerald's 100th Birthday. Includes:

Fitzgerald Crossword Puzzle Contest - Puzzle Entry Form and Clues - How much do you know about Fitzgerald's works and life? Print out the puzzle, complete it, and compare your answers to the solution.

Literature Festival - "AS A BOY, dreaming of becoming a writer himself someday, Fitzgerald came downtown to visit the Saint Paul Library and to see plays in the theaters along Wabasha. The plays made such a powerful impression on him that he could remember whole scenes from them years later."

The Saint Paul Connection - "F. SCOTT FITZGERALD was a man of New York, of Paris, of Hollywood, but his first home is Saint Paul, where he was born on September 24, 1896. His great ambitions began here, his themes, his readiness for romance and, at the crucial moment of his life, the summer of 1919, he came home to become a writer."

A Fitzgerald Capsule History from September 24, 1896 to 1945. "In 1945, his friend Dorothy Parker compiled The Portable F. Scott Fitzgerald - it contained The Great Gatsby, Tender Is the Night, and some of his short stories."

Authors on Fitzgerald: How others past and present view the man and his works - Joan Didion calls The Great Gatsby "one of the three perfect books I go back to ... To really understand the book, you have to know about the east, about what it means to buck up against the east." Ernest Hemingway said, after reading The Great Gatsby, "When I had finished the book, I knew that no matter what Scott did, nor how he behaved, I must know it was like a sickness and be of any help I could to him and try to be a good friend."

A Fitzerald Chronology. 1853 - 1986, from University of South Carolina. See also F. Scott Fitzgerald: Career Timeline. 1896-1948, from PBS American Masters, with photos and brief description. A Fitzgerald Capsule History: 1896-1945, from Minnesota Public Radio.

Fitzgerald's Life. A short look at Fitzgerald's life and the influences to his literary works. From Classics Network. "Fitzgerald's life is a tragic example of both sides of the American Dream - the joys of young love, wealth and success, and the tragedies associated with excess and failure."

Friday 4/3 [April 3, 1998] from Writer's Almanac. "F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre got married on this date [April 3] in 1920, at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. He was 24, handsome, rich and famous from the success of his first novel, This Side of Paradise, and a collection of short stories called Flappers and Philosophers, in which Zelda was the flapper and he the philosopher. It was the Roaring 20s, the Jazz Age ..."

It's the birthday of Zelda Fitzgerald from Writer's Almanac. "... born Zelda Sayre in Montgomery, Alabama (1900). She was the wife and muse of the novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald. Zelda wrote some fiction too, including the novel Save Me the Waltz (1932), but some of her best writing was in her letters, which were quoted by her husband. He also quoted things that she had said in his writing. And most of his major female characters were based on her, including Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby (1925)."

Literary and Historical Notes: October 26, 2003 from Writer's Almanac. "It's the birthday of the only daughter of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Frances Scott Fitzgerald, born in St. Paul, Minnesota (1921) ... She published three books, one of which is called The Romantic Egotists (1974) about the colorful lives of her parents."

Literary and Historical Notes: April 10, 2004 from Writer's Almanac. "[The Great Gatsby] was republished in 1941 and it now sells about 300,000 copies a year, more each year than it sold in Fitzgerald's lifetime."

Literary and Historical Notes: May 8, 2004 from Writer's Almanac. "it was [Edmund] Wilson who persuaded American readers that F. Scott Fitzgerald had been a genius, and that The Great Gatsby was an American classic."

Literary and Historical Notes: September 20, 2004 from Writer's Almanac. "[Maxwell] Perkins created a bit of controversy at the publishing house when he acquired a manuscript by a young man named F. Scott Fitzgerald. When This Side of Paradise came out in 1920, the other editors at Scribner's thought it was filthy trash ... It sold more than 50,000 copies, which was almost unheard of for a first novel at the time ... when he [Maxwell Perkins] edited The Great Gatsby (1925) it became the first novel that Scribner's had published that contained foul language."

Literary and Historical Notes: September 24, 2004 from Writer's Almanac. "As it turned out, the most enjoyable years of his [Scott's] life were back in the army (1917-1919) and back at Princeton (1912-1917), where he wrote plays and generally had a good time ... Turns out he spent most of his life in an unhappy marriage, suffering from alcoholism, looking back on his past as a kind of lost paradise ... F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, 'What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story.' He also said, 'Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.' He said, 'You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.'"

Literary and Historical Notes: September 24, 2005 from Writer's Almanac. "It's the birthday of Francis Scott Fitzgerald, born in St. Paul (1896). He was working on his first novel when he met Zelda Sayre at a military dance in Montgomery, Alabama and fell in love. He told her she looked like the heroine in his novel. They got engaged, but her parents didn't approve because he didn't have any money ..."

Literary and Historical Notes: January 24, 2006 from Writer's Almanac. "She [Edith Wharton, Pulitzer Prize winner in 1921] invited Fitzgerald to a tea party in Paris soon after The Great Gatsby was published. The meeting of the two has become a literary legend. In one version of the story, Fitzgerald arrived drunk, and after a few minutes of sipping tea he stood and told a story about an American couple who mistakenly stayed at a Paris [...], thinking it a hotel. He stopped in the middle of the story, expecting his hostess to be shocked ..."

Literary and Historical Notes: July 24, 2006 from Writer's Almanac. "She [Zelda Sayre] met F. Scott Fitzgerald at a military dance, and he stood out from the crowd in his fancy Brooks Brothers uniform and cream-colored boots. Zelda said, 'He smelled like new goods.' They married in 1920. Their marriage was difficult. Scott struggled with alcoholism and Zelda struggled with schizophrenia, but they were the quintessential literary couple of the Jazz Age ..."

Literary and Historical Notes: September 24, 2006 from Writer's Almanac. "... Fitzgerald grew up feeling self-conscious about his family's social status ... his father had lost his job, and the family had to move back to St. Paul, to live with his wealthy grandmother ... He did so poorly in school that his parents sent him off to a Catholic boarding school on the East coast, but he didn't do well there ... He had a vision of becoming a Princeton football star, but he weighed only 138 pounds and he was cut from the team on the first day. He found that he felt just as out of place at Princeton as he had always felt. He said, 'That was always my experience - a poor boy in a rich town; a poor boy in a rich boy's school, a poor boy in a rich man's club at Princeton.' ...

Literary and Historical Notes: March 26, 2007 from Writer's Almanac. "It was on this day [March 26] in 1920 that This Side of Paradise was published, launching 23-year-old F. Scott Fitzgerald to fame and fortune ... In August 1919, Fitzgerald finished a new draft, now titled This Side of Paradise. He gave it to a friend from St. Paul for a final edit and sent the new typescript to Scribners on September 4, 1919. Two weeks after he mailed the manuscript, Fitzgerald received Maxwell Perkins' letter accepting the book. Fitzgerald was so excited that he ran outside and stopped cars on the street to announce the news."

Literary and Historical Notes: July 24, 2007 from Writer's Almanac. "He [Scott] told her [Zelda] that she looked like the heroine in the novel he was writing. They went on their first date on Zelda's birthday, July 24, 1918. She never forgot that day. Years later in a letter to Scott she wrote, 'The night you gave me my birthday party ... you were a young Lieutenant and I was a fragrant phantom ...'"

Literary and Historical Notes: September 24, 2007 from Writer's Almanac. "... at Princeton University when he fell in love with a beautiful rich girl named Ginevra King. She got engaged to somebody else because Fitzgerald didn't have many prospects ... that experience gave Fitzgerald an idea for a novel ... Fitzgerald struggled to write the book in his parents' home in St. Paul, pinning revision notes to his curtains and eating all his meals in his bedroom ... The publication of This Side of Paradise in 1920 made Fitzgerald famous almost overnight, and it won him the heart of a woman named Zelda Sayre ... He finally got the girl, he got to be a star, and he got to be rich. He went off to Paris to write his great masterpiece, The Great Gatsby (1925), about a wealthy bootlegger who wears pink suits and throws extravagant parties and is obsessed with winning back the love of his life, Daisy Buchanan ..."

April 10, 2008 from Writer's Almanac. "It was on this day [April 10] in 1925 that F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby was published. Fitzgerald was 28 years old at the time ... he sailed with his wife, Zelda, to France in May of 1924. He found that he could see America better from a distance, and he began to write his novel about a wealthy bootlegger named Jay Gatsby ... Fitzgerald worked on the novel every day that summer, writing in pencil, drinking Coca-Cola and gin, and reading Keats whenever he needed inspiration. He struggled with the title and considered calling it 'Under the Red, White and Blue,' 'Among the Ash Heaps and Millionaires,' and 'The High-Bouncing Lover.' When he sent the first draft to his editor Maxwell Perkins, just five months after he'd started writing, he thought it should be called 'Trimalchio in West Egg' or just 'Trimalchio.' Perkins suggested The Great Gatsby."

Literary Notes: April 11, 2003 from Writer's Almanac. "On this day in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby was first published. Fitzgerald was twenty-eight years old. When he sent the first draft of Gatsby to his editor, Maxwell Perkins ... suggested a few changes, including changing the title, which was originally 'Trimalchio in West Egg' ... it was Fitzgerald's first commercial failure, and most copies of the second printing were still in the Scribner's warehouse when Fitzgerald died."

Literary Notes: July 24, 2003 from Writer's Almanac. "It's the birthday of Zelda Fitzgerald, born Zelda Sayre in Montgomery, Alabama (1900). She was the wife and muse of the novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald. As a child, she was a restless tomboy, always running from one place to the next ..."

Literary Notes: September 24, 2003 from Writer's Almanac. "By the time the stock market crashed in 1929, Fitzgerald had started to crash too. His marriage was coming apart - Zelda had her first nervous breakdown in 1930. The changes that came with the Great Depression made F. Scott Fitzgerald seem like ancient history, along with everything else from the 'Roaring Twenties' ... His books, including The Great Gatsby (1925), did not sell well. In 1929, the Saturday Evening Post paid him $4,000 per story, but his total royalties on seven books that year were only $31.77 ..."

Monday, 24 September [September 24, 2001] from Writer's Almanac. "As a boy he [Scott] always wanted to write, and he wrote in the backs of his schoolbooks and in the margins of his math papers. He also tried writing musical comedy his freshman year at Princeton ... He flunked out of Princeton, joined the army, then became an advertising man in New York City at $90 a month ... he and his wife became famous as Scott and Zelda, symbols of the Jazz Age of the 1920s ... he spent lavishly to support their life and his alcoholism and the treatment of Zelda's mental illness. He died of a heart attack at 44 before completing his final novel, The Last Tycoon (1941). He once said, 'All good writing is swimming under the water and holding your breath.'"

Portrait of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940). 1935, by David Silvette (b. 1909), oil on canvas. Courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery. "F. Scott Fitzgerald named the self-indulgent 1920s 'the Jazz Age.' His most enduring achievement was The Great Gatsby, a tale of failed love set against a background of careless luxury ..."

Ring Lardner - birthday of humorist and fiction writer, March 6, 1885 from Writer's Almanac. "One of Ring Lardner's good friends and drinking buddies was F. Scott Fitzgerald ... Lardner wrote a lot of satire, and he once wrote of Fitzgerald, 'Mr. Fitzgerald sprung into fame with his novel This Side of Paradise which he turned out when only three years old and wrote the entire book with one hand. Mr. Fitzgerald never shaves while at work on his novels and looks very funny along towards the last five or six chapters.'

Saturday, 10 March 2001 from Writer's Almanac. "On this day [March 10] in 1949, a fire swept the main building of the Highland Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. Ten women - mental patients - were locked on the top floor and died in the flames. One of them was Zelda Fitzgerald, the 47 years old widow of F. Scott Fitzgerald, who had died of a heart attack in Hollywood 9 years earlier."

Thursday 9/24 [September 24, 1998] from Writer's Almanac. "He wrote his first novel, The Romantic Egotist, in just a few weeks time right before heading to boot camp - convinced he was going to die in WWI. The war ended before he shipped out, so he re-worked the novel. When it came out in 1920, titled This Side of Paradise ... Fitzgerald made his living primarily from 160 magazine short stories. The Saturday Evening Post bought one from him in 1929 for $4,000. But we remember him mostly for The Great Gatsby, the novel written over 10 months in France during 1924."

Today is Valentine's Day from Writer's Almanac. "One of the most famous literary couples met in July of 1918, when a young lieutenant stationed in Alabama went to a dance at the Montgomery Country Club. There he met a Southern belle named Zelda Sayre. She had gray eyes and reddish-gold hair; she was spirited and independent, from a good family. And she liked the lieutenant, who was small, blond, and handsome, and whose name was Scott Fitzgerald. They fell in love ..."

Tuesday 3/10 [March 10, 1998] from Writer's Almanac. "Zelda Fitzgerald died on this day [March 10] in Asheville, North Carolina, 1948. She'd been hospitalized since the early 1930s after a couple of nervous breakdowns. Her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald said, 'I left my capacity for hoping on the little roads that led to Zelda's sanitarium.' On the night of March 10 the main building of the hospital caught fire and she was locked in her room on the top floor. She was laid to rest alongside Scott in a Maryland cemetery."

The Great Gatsby eText or Online Text, Index & Concordance

F. Scott Fitzgerald Cover. The Great Gatsby electronic hypertext from (Crossroads Project) American Studies, University of Virginia. eText Table of Contents: Chapters One to Nine.

A Hyper-Concordance to the Works of Scott Fitzgerald from The Victorian Literary Studies Archive. Select The Great Gatsby.

An Index to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. One fabulous site by the dedicated Br. Tom Murphy, O. Carm. (Carmelites of the Ancient Observance). Gatsby Annotations and Links including links to related music, e.g. "Ain't We Got Fun" Midi, Felix Mendelssohn's Wedding March. Pagination follows the paperback edition of The Great Gatsby (The Authorized Text). New York: Collier/Macmillan, 1992.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. eBooks @ Adelaide. Download entire text of this novel in HTML version rendered by Steve Thomas, University of Adelaide Library Electronic Texts Collection, Australia. Zip file and single file downloads also available.

Analysis, Critique, Reviews, and General Resources on The Great Gatsby

All That Jazz "The Great Gatsby" by David Denby. "The book is too intricate, too subtle, too tender for the movies. Fitzgerald's illusions were not very different from Gatsby's, but his illusionless book resists destruction even from the most aggressive and powerful despoilers."

A Consciously Artistic Achievement. Review of The Great Gatsby by Eric Maroney, from Amazon.com.

"Gatsby": Still Pretty Damn Great by Austin Allen, Big Think, circa June 2013. "The Great Gatsby turns 87 this year and remains the most readable of required reading. It's not perfect; at times it's not even pretty; but it'll still be enchanting people in 2100. Why not shrug off the naysayers and raise a champagne toast?"

The Great Gatsby (2013). Review from Rotten Tomatoes.

Gertrude Stein Sends a "Review" of The Great Gatsby to F. Scott Fitzgerald (1925) in Literature, 18 July 2013, from Open Culture.

The Great Gatsby (2013) Critic Reviews from IMDb. See also The Great Gatsby (2013) External Reviews.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Critical Essays - In Praise of Comfort: Displaced Spirituality in The Great Gatsby from CliffsNotes.

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Critical Essays - Social Stratification: The Great Gatsby as Social Commentary from CliffsNotes.

The Great Gatsby Essay - Essays and Criticism from eNotes.com. Three Themes in The Great Gatsby. Short excerpt: "The Great Gatsby explores a number of themes, none is more prevalent than that of the corruption of the American dream. The American dream is the concept that, in America, any person can be successful as long he or she is prepared to work hard and use his natural gifts."

'The Great Gatsby' Review from Classic Literature, About.com.

The Great Gatsby - review from The Guardian. "Baz Luhrmann's hyperactive adaptation tramples over the subtleties of the F Scott Fitzgerald classic ... So what of this 3D fourth screen version of The Great Gatsby? It is, you might say, a story of three eggs." Unfavorable review.

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald - review by The Guardian: Children's Books. "The Great Gatsby is ... so much more than just a love story. It is also a reflection on the hollowness of a life of leisure ... This is what leads Gatsby to say his most famous line 'Can't change the past? Why, of course you can.' ... the main message that Fitzgerald sends to us isn't that dreaming will lead to despair, but that chasing an unworthy dream will lead to tragedy."

Is The Great Gatsby the Most Overrated Literary Novel of All Time? By Daniel Honan, Big Think. "I do appreciate the leanness of Gatsby, which will make it an easily manageable 150-page beach read ... if we might turn our scorn into pity and consider Gatsby on its own terms, we might all benefit from proper expectations ... consider the opening lines of the novel: In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. 'Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,' he told me, 'just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.' That's good advice. And so, in respect to issuing measured judgment, perhaps we should not consider Gatsby as the most overrated literary novel of all time."

Leonardo DiCaprio is What Makes This "Gatsby" Great. Review by Sean Burns. "'A sense of the fundamental decencies is parceled out unequally at birth,' F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote. This applies to filmmakers as well ... Australian dynamo and short-attention-span enthusiast Baz Luhrmann never found anything he couldn't make tacky ... his bizarre take on The Great Gatsby. It's a chintzy, overlong muddle based on a book that's not particularly suited to movies, and the film is a cluttered, 3-D muddle in which Leonardo DiCaprio happens to be amazing ... [Gatsby is] hooked on affectations, a millionaire pretender to the throne who came from nothing and thus always seems to be sinking in quicksand when confronted with high society's betters. DiCaprio foregrounds Gatsby's aching, awful neediness, calling everybody 'old sport' as a life raft. He's putting on airs to stay afloat, with charm and magnetism to burn. This is a great performance. Which is too bad because everything else about the film is quite awful. Luhrmann seems more interested in the parties than the characters ..."

Read TIME's Original Review of The Great Gatsby. April 10, 2015. F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, published exactly 90 years ago, on April 10, 1925."[Scott Fitzgerald's] recitation concerns Daisy Fay who, drunk as a monkey the night before she married Tom Buchanan, muttered: 'Tell 'em all Daisy's chang' her mind." A certain penniless Navy lieutenant was believed to be swimming out of her emotional past. They gave her a cold bath, she married Buchanan, settled expensively at West Egg, L. I., where soon appeared one lonely, sinister Gatsby, with mounds of mysterious gold, ginny habits and a marked influence on Daisy. "

Schulz: Why I Despise The Great Gatsby by Kathryn Schulz, Vulture. "I find Gatsby aesthetically overrated, psychologically vacant, and morally complacent ..."

The Serious Superficiality of The Great Gatsby by Joshua Rothman, New Yorker, May 13, 2013. "Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" is lurid, shallow, glamorous, trashy, tasteless, seductive, sentimental, aloof, and artificial. It's an excellent adaptation, in other words, of F. Scott Fitzgerald's melodramatic American classic. Luhrmann, as expected, has turned "Gatsby" into a theme-park ride. But he's done it in exactly the right way. He hasn't tried to make the novel more respectable, intellectual, or realistic. Instead, he's taken "The Great Gatsby" very seriously just as it is."

Shimmying Off the Literary Mantle: 'The Great Gatsby,' Interpreted by Baz Luhrmann by A. O. Scott, New York Times. May 9, 2013. "The best way to enjoy Baz Luhrmann's big and noisy new version of "The Great Gatsby" - and despite what you may have heard, it is an eminently enjoyable movie - is to put aside whatever literary agenda you are tempted to bring with you ... Is the tale of Daisy and Gatsby a credible love story? Fitzgerald himself was not sure, but Mr. Luhrmann, Mr. DiCaprio and Ms. Mulligan make it an effective one. At a crucial, climactic moment ... the director ... plunges into undiluted melodrama. The music stops, and the camera cuts among the assembled faces as the emotional core of the film is laid bare. That scene stands out in a movie that is otherwise gaudily and grossly inauthentic ... Jay Gatsby is ... self-invented and also self-deluded, spinning out fantasies for himself and others as easily as he gives parties ... This movie is worthy of him." "The Great Gatsby" is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned). Cigarettes, adultery, illegal hooch and other jazz age vices.

Study Guides on The Great Gatsby

BookRags.com: The Great Gatsby Study Guide & Literature Chapter Summaries. The Great Gatsby BookNotes Study Guide, Summary. Contents include: Author Biography / Context of the Work, One-Page Plot Summary, Character Descriptions, Object/Place Descriptions, Quotes.

CliffsNotes: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald:
Summary
Biography: Life and Background of F. Scott Fitzgerald
About the Novel: Book Summary
List of Characters
Character Map
Summary and Analysis: Chapters 1-9
Character Analyses: Nick Carraway, Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan.
Study Help.
Famous Quotes from The Great Gatsby.
Film Versions of The Great Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby Quiz.
Full Glossary for The Great Gatsby.
Essay Questions on The Great Gatsby.
Practice Projects on The Great Gatsby.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Letters. Video: 6:28 min. August 16, 2001 by C-SPAN. "Ms. Hodson talked about a collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald's correspondence with the editor of Metropolitan Magazine."

F. Scott Fitzgerald the Last Laocoon by Robert Sklar, New York: Oxford University Press, 1967. Book review by Kirkus: "Professor Sklar is a serious, high-minded, youngish critic, and his full-blown textual analysis is probably the most sustained and closely woven Fitzgerald has yet received."

Crash Course: Like Pale Gold - The Great Gatsby Part I: Crash Course English Literature #4. YouTube video, 11:42 min.
● Crash Course: Was Gatsby Great? The Great Gatsby Part 2: Crash Course English Literature #5. YouTube video, 8:49 min.

The Great Gatsby - "a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald that, over the several decades after its publication in 1925, came to be regarded as one of the most elegant, efficient, and profound pieces of fiction ever written in the United States. The Great Gatsby is a concentrated meditation on 'the American dream,' understood as the faith that anyone, even of the most humble origins, can attain wealth and social standing in the United States through talent and individual initiative. Fitzgerald explores the compelling appeal of this dream, and the circumstances that render it as deceptive as it is enduring." From Gale Student Resources in Context.

eNotes: The Great Gatsby. Summary & Essays. Contents included: F. Scott Fitzgerald Biography, One-Page Summary, Summary and Analysis (all chapters), Quizzes, Themes, Historical Context, Critical Overview, Character Analysis, Nick Carraway, Jay Gatsby, Other Characters, Essays and Criticism, Corruption of the American Dream, Major Characters in The Great Gatsby, Critique of American Upper Class, Role of Women, Green Hope of Gatsby, Gatsby and the American Dream, Romance and Cynicism in Gatsby, Modernism in The Great Gatsby, Style of Gatsby, Jazz Age, Fitzgerald's use of Time in The Great Gatsby, Jordan Baker & Feminism, The Wilsons: Minor Characters? Characters and Time in The Great Gatsby, Greatness of Gatsby, Note on Fitzgerald's Great Gatsby, Suggested Essay Topics, Ten Important Quotations, Sample Essay Outlines, Compare and Contrast, Pictures, and mores.

Free Book Notes.com - The Great Gatsby. Contents: Historical Context, Main Characters, Points to Ponder, Did You Know, Plot Summary, Chapters 1-9.

GradeSaver: The Great Gatsby Study Guide. Contents include: Summary, Character List, Glossary, Themes, Summary and Analysis: Chapters 1- 9, Fitzgerald and the Lost Generation, Related Links, Essay Questions, Quiz 1 - Test Yourself! Q&A, Lesson Plan, and F. Scott Fitzgerald Biography.

Homework-Online: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Contents include: Chap. Summaries, Character Analysis, Theme Discussion, Symbolism, Quotes, User's Forum.

The Great Gatsby: A Beginner's Guide by Hudson Gevaert. Includes: Cover of the Modern Library publication of the novel, About the Author, About the 1920's, Nick Carraway, Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, Tom Buchanan, Jordan Baker, Myrtle Wilson, George Wilson, Meyer Wolfsheim, Themes of the Novel.

The Great Gatsby Exam Review Flash Cards with Audio from Quizlet.

The Great Gatsby Final Test from Onslow County Swansboro High School.

SparkNotes: Video SparkNotes: F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby summary. YouTube video, 8:00 min.

Thug Notes: The Great Gatsby - Thug Notes Summary and Analysis. YouTube video, 3:52 min.

The Great Gatsby from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "The Great Gatsby, a novel written by the American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published on April 10, 1925. The story takes place in New York City and Long Island in the 1920s. It has often been described as the epitome of the 'Jazz Age' in American literature." Contents: Summary, Literary elements, Structure, Symbolism, Trivia, Links.

The Great Gatsby Test from ProProfs Quiz Maker.

The Great Gatsby Website by Andrew Dilling, a student. Contents: Book Summary, Character Descriptions, Chapter Summaries, Vocabulary, Gatsby Trivia (answers provided), About the Author, Essays ("Why the Great Gatsby is so appealing to readers" by Ryan Helmkamp. "Nick, the Flawed Narrator" by Linda Daley. "Some Like it Hot: The Development of Atmosphere as a Test of Character in The Great Gatsby" by Wayne Crawford), Reviews from Amazon.com.

Homework-Online: The Great Gatsby. Contents: Chapter Summaries, Character Analysis, Thematic Discussion - section concisely explains the themes of The Great Gatsby, Symbolism, Important Quotes, User's Forum - readers post questions and answers about The Great Gatsby on a bulletin board system.

JiffyNotes: The Great Gatsby. Contents: Historical Context, Main Characters, Points to Ponder, Did You Know, Plot Summary, Chapters 1-9.

Literature Network: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald: A searchable online version. About the Author, plus Chapter by Chapter Summary for Chp. 1-9. Includes a portrait of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

NovelGuide: The Great Gatsby. Contents: Novel Summary, Character Profiles, Metaphor Analysis, Theme Analysis, Top Ten Quotes, Biography.

Schmoop.com. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck: Analysis, summary, chapter-by-chapter, themes, characters, notes, study questions, literature.

SparkNotes: The Great Gatsby. Contents: Context, Plot Overview, Character List, Analysis of Major Characters, Themes, Motifs & Symbols, Chapters I - IX, Important Quotations Explained, Key Facts, Study Questions & Essay Topics, Quiz, Suggestion for Further Reading.

Lesson Plans and Webquests on The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Gala. Webquest by Stephanie Koss. Students will research the music, food, and high-profile personalities of the 1920's to plan a fabulous party Gatsby-style. Grade Level: 9-12. Curriculum: English / Language Arts. Keywords: The Great Gatsby, Roaring 20's, Roaring Twenties, F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1920's, Jazz, flappers.

The Great Gatsby - Literature / U.S. History - Grades 9-12 Lesson Plans Library, School Discovery.com. Contents: Objectives, Materials, Procedures, Adaptations, Discussion Questions, Evaluation, Extensions, Suggested Readings, Links, Vocabulary, Academic Standards.

The Great Gatsby Study Help: Essay Questions and Practice Projects from CliffsNotes.

The Great Gatsby Study Help: Full Glossary for The Great Gatsby from CliffsNotes.

The Great Gatsby: The Jazz Age from Surbiton High School. The Jazz Age: The greatest, gaudiest spree in history. Fitzgerald himself coined the term "the jazz age." Watch this clip: The Great Gatsby - The Jazz Age - behind the scenes HD to around 10 mins and note: In what way do you think "Gatsby" can be seen as a "prophetic" novel? Find some quotations from the novel that you think sum up or suggest the atmosphere of the excess of the "jazz era."

The Great Gatsby Treasure Hunt originally authored by Valerie Arbizu.

The Great Gatsby WebQuest by Heather Jenkins, English III. Before reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby, students will explore some of the important background information surrounding the time period in which the novel takes place. Students will complete a webquest to learn more about the 1920's: F.Scott Fitzgerald, World War I, The 18th Amendment, The 19th Amendment, Prohibition, Flappers, Organized Crime, Automobiles,Music, 1920's Slang, Making Predictions.

Historical Context in The Great Gatsby by Nadia Prisuta. "With World War I coming to an end, the 1920s has an 'air of merriment.' The economy is booming, and jazz, flapper dresses, bootlegging and immigration are alive in America. The 'Roaring Twenties,' furthermore, is considered the true beginning of modern times. This period comes to life in F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece The Great Gatsby. Can you imagine this world????" This webquest introduces students to four topics that come into play in F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. Students research one topic and then share their findings with others. Grade Level: 9-12. Curriculum: English / Language Arts.

Jazz Age Magazine Project by Mrs. Lentz, Academic English 10. Webquest adapted from "Extra, Extra, Read all about it!!" A WebQuest on "The Great Gatsby", created by Kristen Currise (School of Education, Indiana University Bloomington), previously Adapted by April Moore with step-by-step directions.

Teaching Great Gatsby / Instructional (VHS) Teaching Great Gatsby: Instructional (VHS). Note from Amazon: English teachers can utilize the expertise of a master teacher with this creative and focused approach to teaching this Fitzgerald masterpiece in the classroom. Included in the video are detailed lesson plans with Aims, Motivations, Objectives, Discussion Questions and Homework Assignments. Format: Color, NTSC. Rated: NR. Studio: Video Aided Instruct. Video Release Date: April 23, 2002. VHS Features: NTSC format (US and Canada only. This VHS will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.)


Film, Movies, Videos, Images, Opera, Music Sites on The Great Gatsby

BBC Sincerely F Scott Fitzgerald. Published on Jul 24, 2015 by Karin Ek. "Novelist Jay McInerney explores the life and writing of F Scott Fitzgerald, whose masterwork The Great Gatsby has just been filmed for the fifth time.
Fitzgerald captured the reckless spirit of New York life in the roaring twenties - the flappers, the parties, the bootleg liquor, the inevitable reckoning, and the hangover to come. In Gatsby, he created a character who reinvented himself for love ... Fitzgerald never wrote an autobiography. He left us something better - letters. Romantic, arrogant, humble letters; letters to editors, publishers, lovers, or friends ..."

Epic Party - The Great Gatsby. YouTube video, 4:06 min. Published on Jan 3, 2014 by Nona Shengelaia.

The Great Gatsby by Michael Pallotto. YouTube video, 9:48 min. Published on June 21, 2015. KA Talent Search Submission 2.

The Great Gatsby Audiobook: "The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald's magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream."
The Great Gatsby Audiobook Chapter 1. YouTube video, 34:20 min. Published on Nov 24, 2014.
The Great Gatsby Audiobook Chapter 2. YouTube video, 23:56 min. Published on Nov 24, 2014.
The Great Gatsby Audiobook Chapter 3. YouTube video, 33:42 min. Published on Nov 25, 2014.
The Great Gatsby Audiobook Chapter 4. YouTube video, 31:06 min. Published on Dec 1, 2014.
The Great Gatsby Audiobook Chapter 5. YouTube video, 24:38 min. Published on Dec 3, 2014.
The Great Gatsby Audiobook Chapter 6. YouTube video, 23:44 min. Published on Dec 3, 2014.
The Great Gatsby Audiobook Chapter 7. YouTube video, 50:26 min. Published on Dec 3, 2014.
The Great Gatsby Audiobook Chapter 8. YouTube video, 26:13 min. Published on Dec 3, 2014.
● No Chapter 9 in The Great Gatsby Audiobook. See below: The Great Gatsby Chapter 9. YouTube video, 32:01 min. Published on May 18, 2015 by WarnerJordanEducation. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as read by Jake Gyllenhaal.

The Great Gatsby (1926) from IMDB - Internet Movie Database. Film directed by Herbert Brenon. Writing credits: F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel), Becky Gardiner (writer - filmography). Plot Summary: "Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbour..." Runtime: 80 min. Country: USA. Color: Black and White. Sound Mix: Silent. Trivia: "No prints of this film are known to survive. Check your attic." User Comments, Message Boards.

The Great Gatsby (1949) from IMDB - Internet Movie Database. Film directed by Elliott Nugent. Writing credits: Owen Davis (play), F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel). Plot Outline: "In this 'adaptation' of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, a Jazz Age bootlegger learns the hard way about the wages of sin." Cast: Alan Ladd (Jay Gatsby), Betty Field (Daisy Buchanan), Barry Sullivan (Tom Buchanan), Shelley Winters (Myrtle Wilson), and others. Runtime: 91 min. Country: USA. Color: Black and White. Sound Mix: Mono. User Comments. Message Boards.

The Great Gatsby (1974) from IMDB - Internet Movie Database. Film directed by Jack Clayton. Writing credits:
Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay)
F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel).
● Genre: Drama / Romance. Tagline: Gone is the romance that was so divine.
● Plot Summary: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor ... User Comments,
Photo gallery for The Great Gatsby (1974) - 2 photos,
● Cast Overview Robert Redford (Jay Gatsby),
Mia Farrow (Daisy Buchanan),
Bruce Dern (Tom Buchanan) and others. Runtime: 144 min.
● Country: USA. Color: Color (Eastmancolor). Sound Mix: Mono.
● Trivia: Goofs: Anachronisms: Quotes: Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. User Comments. Message Boards.

The Great Gatsby (1974) Movie Trailer. YouTube, 4:26 min.

The Great Gatsby (1974) Part 1/14. YouTube video, 10 min.

The Great Gatsby (2000) (TV) from IMDB - Internet Movie Database. A made-for-TV movie directed by Robert Markowitz. Writing credits - Writers Guild of America (WGA): F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel), John McLaughlin (teleplay). Tagline: "He risked it all to give first love a second chance." Cast: Mira Sorvino (Daisy Buchanan), Toby Stephens (Jay Gatsby), and others. Country: UK / USA, Color: Color. Sound Mix: Stereo. Quotes. User Comments. Message Boards.

The Great Gatsby 2013 Scene - The Great Gatsby - Gatsby Loses His Temper 1080p.YouTube video, 4:08 min. Published on Sep 16, 2015 by WishingWellCinema. Gatsby loses his temper while confronting Tom Buchanan in 'The Great Gatsby'.

The Great Gatsby 2013 Scene - The Great Gatsby Love Scene. YouTube video, 2:23 min. Published on Aug 13, 2013 by George Georgiev. "...that falling in love will change his destiny forever... Then he kissed her. At his lips' touch she blossomed for him like a flower and the incarnation was complete."

The Great Gatsby 2013 Scene - Tea Invitation (Gatsby & Daisy Meets). YouTube video, 5:00 min. Published on Aug 26, 2013.

The Great Gatsby 2013 Scene - Gatsby Death. YouTube video, 1:53 min. Published on Aug 23, 2013 by NA22011. "The Great Gatsby Scene - Gatsby Dies/Murder - The betrayal of Daisy!"

The Great Gatsby (2013) Speakeasy scene.YouTube video, 2:32 min. Published on Jan 27, 2014 by saturnitis.

'The Great Gatsby': 82 minutes of analysis. YouTube video, 1 hr. 22:14 min. Published on Jul 25, 2015 by mrbruff.

The Great Gatsby - Behind The Scenes - Leonardo DiCaprio / Tobey Maguire. YouTube video, 11:41 min. Published on Sep 21, 2013 by 047Films. Featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire, Baz Luhrmann and Joel Edgerton.

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald Full Audiobook by Master Audiobooks. YouTube video, 4 hr. 38:22 min. See comments for breakdown of time for each chapter.

The Great Gatsby Chapter 1. YouTube video, 35:12 min. Published on May 18, 2015 by WarnerJordanEducation. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as read by Jake Gyllenhaal.
The Great Gatsby Chapter 2. YouTube video, 24:48 min. Published on May 18, 2015 by WarnerJordanEducation. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as read by Jake Gyllenhaal.
The Great Gatsby Chapter 3. YouTube video, 34:01 min. Published on May 18, 2015 by WarnerJordanEducation. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as read by Jake Gyllenhaal.
The Great Gatsby Chapter 4. YouTube video, 31:17 min. Published on May 18, 2015 by WarnerJordanEducation. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as read by Jake Gyllenhaal.
The Great Gatsby Chapter 5. YouTube video, 25:20 min. Published on May 18, 2015 by WarnerJordanEducation. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as read by Jake Gyllenhaal.
The Great Gatsby Chapter 6. YouTube video, 24:21 min. Published on May 18, 2015 by WarnerJordanEducation. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as read by Jake Gyllenhaal.
The Great Gatsby Chapter 7. YouTube video, 53:43 min. Published on May 18, 2015 by WarnerJordanEducation. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as read by Jake Gyllenhaal.
The Great Gatsby Chapter 8. YouTube video, 26:59 min. Published on May 18, 2015 by WarnerJordanEducation. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as read by Jake Gyllenhaal.
The Great Gatsby Chapter 9. YouTube video, 32:01 min. Published on May 18, 2015 by WarnerJordanEducation. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as read by Jake Gyllenhaal.

The Great Gatsby Deleted Scenes - Alternate Ending. Uploaded by Tony Truong. YouTube video, 6:44 min. Published Aug 10, 2013.

The Great Gatsby - Film from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Great Gatsby has been filmed four times: In 1926, 1949, 1974, and 2000.

The Great Gatsby - Gatsby Revealed part 1 - the Great Party - behind the scenes HD. YouTube video, 7:09 min. Published on Oct 3, 2013 by The World of Movies. "A 5-part mini-series outlining the process of filming 5 of the biggest, most definitive moments in the movie: the parties, the high-speed car ride, Daisy and Gatsby's reuniting, the fight at The Plaza, and the discussion with Nick around the pool. It gives great insight into Baz Luhrman's vision for the film, and tells the story of why things did or did not quite work out as expected."

The Great Gatsby - Gatsby Revealed part 2 - the Great Ride - behind the scenes HD. YouTube video, 4:53 min. Published on Oct 3, 2013 by The World of Movies.

The Great Gatsby - Gatsby Revealed part 3 - Daisy meets Gatsby - behind the scenes HD. YouTube video, 7:50 min. Published on Oct 3, 2013 by The World of Movies.

The Great Gatsby - Gatsby Revealed part 4 - Scene near the Pool - behind the scenes HD. YouTube video, 5:47 min. Published on Oct 3, 2013 by The World of Movies.

The Great Gatsby - Gatsby Revealed part 4 [5?] - the Plaza - behind the scenes HD. YouTube video, 4:26 min. Published on Oct 3, 2013 by The World of Movies.

The Great Gatsby - The Greatness of Gatsby - behind the scenes - HD. YouTube video, 9:11 min. Published on Oct 3, 2014 by The World of Movies. "This feature tells all about how Baz Luhrman became entranced with the project and the initial things that inspired his glorious rendition, especially certain scenes from the novel that really resonated with him ... They go on to talk about how the story evolved from the novel to the actualized concept on-screen ... "

The Great Gatsby: Living the Dream in the Valley of Ashes by vlogbrothers. YouTube video, 6:46 min. Uploaded on Sep 7, 2011.

The Great Gatsby - Opera (1999). John Harbison, Composer: "The Great Gatsby is a music-driven opera ... a generously proportioned opera based on a very compact novel ... the opera differs from the novel in many ways ... Gatsby is not shadowy and mysterious, he must be heard. ... Fitzgerald's magnificent portrait of the Jazz Age - in all its idealism, hopes, excesses, nostalgia, and decadence - remains one of the most widely read American novels." Includes Synopsis and Reviews.

GREAT GATSBY Trailer (2012) Movie HD. YouTube, 2:26 min. Published on May 22, 2012.

The Great Gatsby - HD Trailer 2 - Official Warner Bros. UK. YouTube, 2:18 min. Published on Dec 19, 2012 by Warner Bros. UK. "'The Great Gatsby' follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby, and across the bay from his cousin, Daisy, and her philandering, blue-blooded husband, Tom Buchanan. It is thus that Nick is drawn into the captivating world of the super-rich, their illusions, loves and deceits. As Nick bears witness, within and without the world he inhabits, he pens a tale of impossible love, incorruptible dreams and high-octane tragedy, and holds a mirror to our own modern times and struggles ..."

The Great Gatsby - Young and Beautiful. YouTube video, 3:56 min. Published on Jun 3, 2013 by aperfecte. Movie: The Great Gatsby. Artist : Lana Del Rey. Song : Young and Beautiful. Includes Lyrics: "I've seen the world - Done it all, had my cake now - Diamonds, brilliant, and Bel-Air now ..."

I'm Gatsby. YouTube video, 1:18 min. Published on Nov 3, 2013 by Mike L. "The One and Only ..."

Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful (from "The Great Gatsby" Soundtrack). YouTube video, 3:55 min. Published on Apr 22, 2013.

Leonardo DiCaprio Says He Was 'Reluctant' to Tackle 'Gatsby' - 'GMA' Interview 2013. YouTube video, 5:06 min. Published on May 8, 2013.

Like Pale Gold - The Great Gatsby Part 1: Crash Course English Literature #4 by Crash Course. YouTube video, 11:42 min. Published on Dec 13, 2012. John Green explores f. Scott Fitzgerald's novel of the Jazz Age, The Great Gatsby.

A Psychoanalysis of Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby). YouTube video, 5:34 min. Published on May 8, 2013 by Emory University. Video Produced by Stephen Beehler. "In this episode of 'Emory Looks at Hollywood', Emory Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Jared DeFife, Ph.D., gives a psychoanalysis of one of literature's most mysterious and tragic characters, Jay Gatsby."

The Roaring 20's: Crash Course US History #32 by Crash Course. YouTube video, 13:11 min. Published on Oct 4, 2013.

Top 10 Great Gatsby Trivia. YouTube video, 7:33min. Published on May 7, 2013 by WatchMojo.com. "It's F. Scott Fitzgerald's Great American Novel. In this video, WatchMojo explores ten pieces of trivia about 'The Great Gatsby.'

Video SparkNotes: F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby summary from Video SparkNotes. YouTube video, 8:00 min. Uploaded on Oct 12, 2010. The Great Gatsby synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the novel.

Writings of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Video: 2 hrs 0:54 min. by C-SPAN (Cable-Satellite Public Affairs Network). April 14, 2002. American Writers II. F. Scott Fitzgerald 1919. "Guests talked about the life, works and legacy of author F. Scott Fitzgerald in an effort to learn about the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties. 'The Jazz Age,' which F. Scott Fitzgerald coined, or the 'roaring 20's' as it came to be known, was a period of decadence, youth, and rebellion in a post-World War I era. ... Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda traveled throughout Europe, as members oThe Great Gatsby, offer an insider's look into the leisure class. He vividly brought social issues like class status, as well as an abandonment of more traditioinal values to the general public."

Student Projects on The Great Gatsby

Gatsby's Idea of the American Dream. Essay by Judd Taylor, April 16, 1998. "In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald creates the roaring twenties by showing the division of society. ..." Includes "Works Cited".

The Great Gatsby: A close look at the novel and the 1920s by three English classes at West Springfield High School, Springfield, VA. Gatsby Project, 1999. Index of students available on site. Contents:
● Introduction
● Literary Topics (Academic Institutions, Character Information, Colors, Death Imagery, Flower Imagery, Literary Allusions, Religious References, Significance of Names, Significance of Settings, Symbols, Thematic Ideas, Water Imagery)
● Chapters 1-9 (Summary, Characters, Symbols, Motifs and Themes, Setting, Significant Quotations)
● Ancillary Topics (Art - El Greco, Automobiles, Dance, Entertainment, Food & Beverages, Geography, The Harlem Renaissance, Language of the 1920s, Literature of the 1920s, Music, Photography, Prohibition, Sports, Travels of Tom and Daisy, War and Military Presence, Women's and Men's Clothing)
● Miscellaneous.

Special Topics Related to The Great Gatsby, e.g. Jazz, Roaring Twenties

Critical Essays: In Praise of Comfort: Displaced Spirituality in The Great Gatsby from CliffsNotes.

Critical Essays: Social Stratification: The Great Gatsby as Social Commentary from CliffsNotes.

The Red Hot Jazz Archive - A History of Jazz Before 1930 by Scott Alexander. Includes photos, suggested reading, Red Hot Bands, 1895-1929, Jazz Films - short Jazz films made in the late 1920s and early 1930s, Jazz Essays, Red Hot Musicians, 1895-1930.

Miscellaneous Sites Related to The Great Gatsby

Famous Quotes from The Great Gatsby from CliffsNotes.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott: 1896 - 1940 from SwissEduc English Page. Links to related sites: Information about the Author (biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald), Information by the Author, Geography, Video, The Great Gatsby, Short Stories.

The Great Gatsby Message Board from LibraryThing.

The Great Gatsby - The Jazz Age. "Jazz was born around 1895 in New Orleans. Originally it was a mixture of Blues and marching band music and was played by African-Americans and Creoles on old U.S Army instruments like the cornet or marching drums ... The twenties, also known by some as the 'Jazz Age', were the time for experiments and discovering new jazz-styles ... Gatsby’s parties are typical for this time period ... At Gatsby's parties 'people were not invited - they went there […] came for the party with a simplicity of heart that was its own ticket of admission.' ... Gatsby's guests are ... entertained by cocktail music played by a typical jazz orchestra consisting of oboes, trombones, saxophones, viols, cornets and piccolos, low and high drums."

Quiz - Test Your Knowledge from CliffsNotes. Take the quiz, click submit, and see how you scored.

Quotations of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Slang of the 1920's from Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA). "The twenties were the first decade to emphasize youth culture over the older generations, and the flapper sub-culture had a tremendous influence on main stream America; many new words and phrases were coined by these liberated women. Many of these are still used today!"

What the Great Gatsby Got Right about the Jazz Age by Amy Henderson, Smithsonian Magazine, 10 May 2013.

Links to other The Great Gatsby Web Sites

F. Scott Fitzgerald Links by Tom Larson.

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