15 Facts About The Great Gatsby

1. That evening, Nick sees The Great Gatsby standing alone on his lawn, staring at a green light across the bay.

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2. Tom reveals The Great Gatsby is a swindler whose money comes from bootlegging alcohol.

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3. The Great Gatsby reveals to Nick that Daisy was driving the car, but that he intends to take the blame for the accident to protect her.

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4. The Great Gatsby longed to produce an exquisite work that was beautiful and intricately patterned, but the troubled production of his stage play The Vegetable repeatedly interrupted his progress.

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5. The Great Gatsby viewed these stories as all worthless, although included among them was "Winter Dreams", which Fitzgerald described as his first attempt at the Gatsby idea.

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6. The Great Gatsby wished to eschew the realism of his previous two novels and to compose a creative work of sustained imagination.

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7. The Great Gatsby was particularly influenced by Cather's 1923 work, A Lost Lady, which features a wealthy married socialite pursued by a variety of romantic suitors and who symbolically embodies the American dream.

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8. The Great Gatsby declined an offer of $10,000 for the serial rights to the book so that it could be published sooner.

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9. The Great Gatsby received a $3,939 advance in 1923 and would receive $1,981.25 upon publication.

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10. Artwork for the first edition of The Great Gatsby is among the most celebrated in American literature and represents a unique instance in literary history in which a novel's commissioned artwork directly influenced the composition of the text.

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11. The Great Gatsby's is the target first of Tom's callous domination and next of Gatsby's dehumanizing adoration.

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12. Technological and environmental criticisms of The Great Gatsby seek to place the novel and its characters in a broader historical context.

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13. The work, called The Great Gatsby, premiered on December 20, 1999.

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14. In 2021, a fan-written screenplay for a Muppet adaptation titled "Muppets Present The Great Gatsby" went viral.

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15. In 2011, developer Charlie Hoey and editor Pete Smith created an 8-bit-style online game of The Great Gatsby called The Great Gatsby for NES; in 2022, after the Adobe Flash end of life they adapted this game to an actual NES ROM file, which can be played on their website.

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