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Careless People : Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of the Great Gatsby - Sarah Churchwell

Careless People

Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of the Great Gatsby

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Published: 6th March 2014
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Since its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby has become one of the world's best-loved books. CARELESS PEOPLE tells the true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, exploring in newly rich detail its relation to the extravagant, scandalous, and chaotic world in which the author lived.

With wit and insight, Sarah Churchwell traces the genesis of a masterpiece, mapping where fiction comes from, and how it takes shape in the mind of a genius. CARELESS PEOPLE tells the extraordinary tale of how F. Scott Fitzgerald created a classic and in the process discovered modern America.

A treasury of new material. Churchwell adds considerably to our understanding of the early 1920s, and how life for Fitzgerald played into the development of his art . . . Engaging deeply with the facts on the ground, the richly chaotic matrix that was Fitzgerald's life, Sarah Churchwell's Careless People takes us back there - Literary Review - Jay Parini

A suggestive, almost musical evocation of the spirit of the time - London Review of Books - Thomas Powers

The wonder of Careless People . . . is that it rewinds the years and allows the reader to appreciate again just how well Fitzgerald reflected his times - Book of the Week - Sunday Telegraph - Nicholas Blincoe

investigates subject after subject with subtle intelligence . . . you find yourself caught up in the excitement of her search - Book of the Week - Sunday Telegraph - John Carey

A literary spree, bursting with recherch? detail, high spirits and the desperate frisson of the jazz age - Observer - Robert McCrum

A treasury of new material. Churchwell adds considerably to our understanding of the early 1920s, and how life for Fitzgerald played into the development of his art . . . Engaging deeply with the facts on the ground, the richly chaotic matrix that was Fitzgerald's life, Sarah Churchwell's Careless People takes us back there - Literary Review - Jay Parini

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ISBN: 9781844087686
ISBN-10: 1844087689
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 6th March 2014
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1