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    DescriptionSince its publication in 1925, "The Great Gatsby" has become one of the world's best-loved books, delighting readers across the world. "Careless People" tells the true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, exploring in newly rich detail the relation of Fitzgerald's classic to the chaotic world he in which he lived. Fitzgerald set his novel in 1922, and "Careless People" carefully reconstructs the crucial months during which Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald returned to New York in the autumn of 1922--the parties, the drunken weekends at Great Neck, Long Island, the drives back into the city to the jazz clubs and speakeasies, the casual intersection of high society and organized crime, and the growth of celebrity culture of which the Fitzgeralds themselves were the epitome. And for the first time it returns to the story of Gatsby the high-profile murder that provided a crucial inspiration for Fitzgerald's tale. With wit and insight, Sarah Churchwell traces the genesis of a masterpiece, discovering where fiction comes from and how it takes shape in the mind of a genius. Blending biography and history with lost and forgotten newspaper accounts, letters, and newly discovered archival material, "Careless People" is the biography of a book, telling the extraordinary tale of how F. Scott Fitzgerald created a classic and in the process discovered modern America.


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    Title
    Careless People
    Subtitle
    Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of the Great Gatsby
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah Churchwell, Narrator Kate Reading
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 190 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 74 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452666693
    ISBN 10: 1452666695
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.5
    LC classification: CT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    BIC subject category V2: BGL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51600
    BIC subject category V2: FZC
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    DC23: 813.52
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    23 January 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Sarah Churchwell is professor of American literature and public understanding of the humanities at the University of East Anglia. She is the author of "The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe" and coeditor of "Must Read: Rediscovering American Bestsellers." Stage actress Kate Reading has been a freelance narrator for over twenty years. She has received multiple Audie Awards and nominations, as well as numerous Earphones Awards from "AudioFile" magazine, which has named her Narrator of the Year and, for two years running, Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy.
    Review quote
    "Prodigious research and fierce affection illumine every remarkable page." ---Kirkus Starred Review