the great gatsby [explored #350]

[explored #350]


over the years, i’ve considered the great gatsby to be my favourite book — a tragic story of love and loss woven together in the age of jazz (what's not to like, right?). but my love of gatsby went further than just the story, i became fascinated by the man behind the words, the author, f. scott fitzgerald.


in march of 2008, i received this -- a 1925 first edition, first printing of the great gatsby. i can’t tell you exactly why this book means so much to me, it just does. it’s a piece of the past, with its delicately yellowed pages and its history of unknown readers, and somehow, it makes me feel closer to mr. fitzgerald and mr. gatsby. and that makes me happy.


  • starbuck77 3y

    Very cool. I have a first edition of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, also my favorite book. Keep that one out of any direct sunlight to prevent fading, and make sure if it's on your coffee table no one uses it as a coaster!! :)
  • Mitch 3y

    A creatively cool shot of a classic! Love my Kindle, but it can't hold a candle to beautiful antique like this!
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