Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Fact of the Day: The Great Fitzgerald

While F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel The Great Gatsby is considered by many to be his greatest work, originally the book had very disappointing success with critics and readers. Fitzgerald died in 1940, and he considered himself a failure in his last days. After World War II, The Great Gatsby became one of the most popular and cherished books in literature. 

14 comments:

  1. I read the book in high school, then saw the movie with Robert Redford but I didn't like Mia Farrow as Daisy. I didn't even bother seeing the one with Di Caprio because I don't like him.

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  2. I love Robert Redford in the great gatsby.

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  3. Funny how so many things only become popular after the death of the author/artist.

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  4. I saw the movie :P :P :p

    Kisses,

    Nicole

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    www.nicoleta.me

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  5. I loved the movie, so I had to read the book last summer. I loved the book as well, it had many parts so beautifully written that I had to read them several times to fully understand their beauty. Needless to say, I loved the new movie - Dicaprio is one of my favorite actors. I would love to see the first movie version though, that's on my to do list. Thanks for stopping by my blog Adam.

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  6. I must admit I struggled reading that book in high school, and didn't like it. Will give it another try, coz I really want to read it again before seeing the Leo movie.

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  7. I've never liked his books nor his style

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  8. He and his wife Zelda had such a tragic life story. The only thing I've ever read of his is "The Great Gatsby" but I've read it at least 3 times. Love it!

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  9. I loved the films have been made based on the book ( sorry but I haven´t read the book) Kisses:)

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  10. I didn't know that. Very interesting! I've never read that book despite its popularity. I'll have to look into it.

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  11. That's the way it usually goes. Nobody notices the greats until after they are gone.

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