There is perhaps no other American novel which represents the “great American novel” than The Great Gatsby. It has been endlessly copied, parodied, and quoted since it was first published in 1925. That it was Fitzgerald’s greatest work is arguably true and in many ways, it overshadowed his later work and the man himself, throughout the rest of his life. Jay Gatsby is the essence of the American Dream, a shining light of perfection that the narrator later discovers to be nothing more than a myth and an apparition. The story simultaneously seduces us and warns us of a society that is forever in peril of losing its way. First Editions of The Great Gatsby are one of the top ten sought-after books in the world, selling at auction for upwards of $100,000.
This facsimile edition was one of the first produced by the First Edition Library, and it is a nearly perfect presentation of the real first edition down to the original typos and errata. The cover art is crisp and the book protected by a hard-shell case.