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Author Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
Title Trimalchio : an early version of The great Gatsby / F. Scott Fitzgerald ; edited by James L.W. West III
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib 2F  813.52 F5763grc 2000    AVAILABLE    30500100989295
Descript xxii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Series The Cambridge edition of the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. Works. 1991
Note Includes bibliographical references
Chronology of composition and publication -- Introduction -- History of the text -- Editorial principles -- Trimalchio -- Record of variants -- Explanatory notes -- Illustrations -- Appendix 1. Perkins' letters of criticism -- Appendix 2. Note on Trimalchio -- Appendix 3. Note on eyeskip
"Reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's Trimalchio, an early and complete version of The Great Gatsby, is like listening to a familiar musical composition - but played in a different key and with an alternate bridge passage. It is the same work and yet a different work." "Trimalchio, however, is also a remarkable achievement. It differs considerably from The Great Gatsby: its plot and structure are not the same; Chapters VI and VII of Trimalchio are entirely different; elsewhere in the narrative one finds passages and sequences missing from Gatsby. Most importantly, in Trimalchio Jay Gatsby's past is revealed in a wholly different fashion." "This ur-novel is now made available to readers and scholars, not only for comparison with The Great Gatsby but for interpretation and analysis on its own."--Jacket
Subject Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. Great Gatsby -- Criticism, Textual
Alt Author West, James L. W., III
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. Great Gatsby
Alt Title Title from p. xi: Trimalchio in West Egg
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