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handwritten title the great gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

“I want to write something new — something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned.”

With these words, written to his editor during the summer of 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald began planning his magnum opus: the great American novel of the 20th century. Despite the success of his first two novels, the young author wanted this one to be different, a "consciously artistic achievement", a "purely creative work”. He put his pencil to paper and worked relentlessly in Great Neck, New York — the Long Island town that served as a model for Gatsby’s “West Egg” — then along the much calmer French Riviera.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's handwritten manuscript

This document is the only complete autograph manuscript of The Great Gatsby. Throughout its handwritten pages, the novel’s characters are sketched, revised, and born. The manuscript is full of surprises. Entire scenes are extended. Passages are crossed out while others are added with a caret. Lots of details change. The main difference is that Jay Gatsby’s character is darker than in the published text, and he appears more mysterious: the story of his rise to wealth isn’t revealed until the very end of the manuscript.

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A limited, large format, luxury edition

Hand-numbered from 1 to 1,800, each book is presented in a 14x10 inch slipcase, bound, and sewn using only the finest materials. The slipcase and cover ornamentations are iron gilded, and the pages are printed using vegetal ink on environmentally friendly paper.


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"I think it is safe to say that F. Scott Fitzgerald would be thrilled to know that this edition of Gatsby, written in his own hand almost 100 years ago, is being published right now — so that his green light will stay blinking out there in the darkness, at the end of Daisy’s dock, inspiring readers of this generation and many more to follow their incorruptible dreams..."

Baz Luhrmann

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The Great Gatsby

A beautiful book. If you love The G G & want to know it better, this edition is a must.

The Great Gatsby

just great to see fitzgerald in the text - in his own hand - this is one of the three or four great C20th american novels and this edition is very special.

The Great Gatsby

It's an indulgence, yes, but I've never been so excited about getting a book. I know the novel almost by heart, teaching it every year, but now I'll get to witness the master in the editing stage. Wow. Thank you Daily Beast for bringing me here.

The Great Gatsby

I just received this beautiful edition. It's even more interesting than I thought it would be. What a delight to see Fitzgerald's hand in action.

The Great Gatsby

I've just pre-ordered my copy - so excited to revisit one of my favourite classics and read it in this amazing form

M.F. Jamet

L'écume des jours

Bravo pour le travail patrimonial que fait votre maison d’éditions. La bibliothécaire que je fus y est très sensible !

Cerezo

Je t'aime... moi non plus

J'ai commandé cette copie et elle m'a été envoyé rapidement et en parfaite état, j'habite en Arizona alors ce n'est pas chose aisée. Je suis ravie de l'exemplaire reçue, l'article est une reproduction parfaite. J'aurai toutefois apprécié étant visiblement un article en vente en édition limité recevoir un numéro d'authenticité. Je recommande cet article et le SAV est réactif. Merci aux éditions Les Saints Pères de proposer de si beaux articles.

Charles ALUNNI

La Théorie de la relativité générale

I am the happy owner of the number 243 of this wonderful reproduction of Einstein's text. It was my Christmas' gift made by my son. I must say that it is a PERFECT, aesthetic and very well done work. It's simply a masterpiece, a treasure of the world of edition…

Antoine C

Le Deuxième sexe

Avis à tous les passionnés : voilà un manuscrit bien émouvant. Un peu difficile à déchiffrer au premier abord, mais l'oeil s'habitue vite à l'écriture. Chapeau bas Mme de Beauvoir !

Martine

Orphée

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Autour de la Lune

Je suis l´heureux acquéreur de l´exemplaire numéro 701 acquis chez Listler Metz. Bravo pour la qualité de cet ouvrage.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

I am most impressed with my order. The printing of the manuscript and the book binding quality are second to none. The embossing on the book protector is beautiful. My order arrived in just over a week to Australia - very, very quick! I am so very happy with this investment and I will cherish my book forever. Thank you very much SP Books.

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The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Manuscrits

Merci pour ces éditions originales : rapport qualité prix excellent.

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Merci pour ces éditions originales : rapport qualité prix excellent.

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Orphée

C’est toujours avec grand plaisir que je découvre vos éditions.

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Orphée

Super comme d'habitude.

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Autour de la Lune

Merci pour la qualité de votre travail et de vos envois. Continuez... Cordialement

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Un magnifique ouvrage, devenu une des pierres angulaires de ma bibliothèque… Merci infiniment.

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Manuscrits

Extrêmement satisfait de mes deux commandes. Un vrai bonheur.

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La Nuit des temps

L'ouvrage est juste magnifique et respire la qualité et l'amour du travail bien fait. Comme toujours la livraison a été parfaite. Ne changez rien.

Storm S

Mrs Dalloway

This perfectly constructed copy of the manuscript of Mrs. Dalloway (The Hours) is stunning and perfect. You can see the time and skill that was put into to reproducing such a copy. The pages smell wonderful and have a distinct feel to them. Very high quality!

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Mrs Dalloway

This is such a beautiful book. I've just ordered my copy. I am very excited.

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Cyrano de Bergerac

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La Nuit des temps

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Jane Eyre

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Jane Eyre

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Cyrano de Bergerac

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Je viens de recevoir l'exemplaire n°17 et je suis tres content

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