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The Resource Careless people : murder, mayhem, and the invention of the Great Gatsby, Sarah Churchwell

Careless people : murder, mayhem, and the invention of the Great Gatsby, Sarah Churchwell

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Careless people : murder, mayhem, and the invention of the Great Gatsby
Title
Careless people
Title remainder
murder, mayhem, and the invention of the Great Gatsby
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Churchwell
Title variation
Murder, mayhem, and the invention of the Great Gatsby
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Since 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 and 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"--
Summary
An investigation into the inspiration behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece traces his parties and quarrels at the side of Zelda amid the scandals of 1922 before a double murder in New Jersey set the stage for what was to become an American classic
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Writing style
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Provided by publisher
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10246670
Cataloging source
DLC
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1970-
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Churchwell, Sarah Bartlett
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3511.I9
LC item number
G83185 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott
  • Fitzgerald, Zelda
  • Murder
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
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murder, mayhem, and the invention of the Great Gatsby
Label
Careless people : murder, mayhem, and the invention of the Great Gatsby, Sarah Churchwell
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previously published: London : Virago, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Guest List -- Introduction: 1924 -- September 1922. Chapter one: Glamour of Rumsies and Hitchcoks; Chapter two: Ash Heaps. Memory of 125th. Gt Neck -- October 1922. Chapter three: Goddards. Dwanns Swopes; Chapter four: Vegetable Days in New York. Memory of Ginevra's Wedding -- November 1922. Chapter five: The Meeting all an invention. Mary; Chapter six: Bob Kerr's Story. The 2nd Party -- December 1922-December 1924. Chapter seven: The Day in New York; Chapter eight: The Murder (inv.) -- 1925-1940. Chapter nine: Funeral an invention -- Envoi: The Orgastic Future
Control code
ocn849719207
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781594204746
Lccn
2013028116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)849719207
Label
Careless people : murder, mayhem, and the invention of the Great Gatsby, Sarah Churchwell
Publication
Note
Previously published: London : Virago, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface -- Guest List -- Introduction: 1924 -- September 1922. Chapter one: Glamour of Rumsies and Hitchcoks; Chapter two: Ash Heaps. Memory of 125th. Gt Neck -- October 1922. Chapter three: Goddards. Dwanns Swopes; Chapter four: Vegetable Days in New York. Memory of Ginevra's Wedding -- November 1922. Chapter five: The Meeting all an invention. Mary; Chapter six: Bob Kerr's Story. The 2nd Party -- December 1922-December 1924. Chapter seven: The Day in New York; Chapter eight: The Murder (inv.) -- 1925-1940. Chapter nine: Funeral an invention -- Envoi: The Orgastic Future
Control code
ocn849719207
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781594204746
Lccn
2013028116
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)849719207

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