F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

originally published:
New York : Charles Scribner's Sons
April 1925

We offered this copy of the first edition, in an unrestored, first issue dustwrapper, along with a fair copy of the book's epigraph, handwritten, signed, and dated by Fitzgerald a month before publication, in 2008.


  • Connolly 100(1925)
  • Modern Library 100 Best Novels(002)
  • Time Magazine 100 Novels(1925)
  • Library of Congress 88 Books That Shaped America(1925)

reference info

bio notes:
born: 9/24/1896
died: 12/21/1940
born as: Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
nationality: USA

American short-story writer and novelist known for his depictions of the Jazz Age (the 1920s). - Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature

Collecting tips:

Fitzgerald, all but forgotten at the time of his death in 1940, is now one of the most eagerly collected American authors. His first two books This Side of Paradise and Flappers and Philosophers (both 1920) are very uncommon and very expensive, as is his best-known novel, The Great Gatsby (1925). Any jacketed first edition of the books published during his lifetime is bound to be at least moderately expensive, and even unjacketed copies could run into the high hundreds or low thousands if the spine lettering is bright and the book has no appreciable flaws.

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