The Great Gatsby

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For Sale: House Where Fitzgerald Wrote Gatsby

$3.8M could nab you Long Island home where author wrote seminal work

(Newser) - A piece of literary history is on the block, but it's not exactly the domain of a starving artist: As the BBC reports, the Long Island mansion where F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby could be yours for somewhere just north of $3.8 million, per a rep... More »

Gatsby Glitters, but Fails to Outshine Iron Man

'Iron Man 3' pulls in $72.5M

(Newser) - Despite mediocre reviews , Baz Luhrmann's glitzy adaptation of The Great Gatsby had a strong $51.1 million opening weekend. bCt it wasn't enough to knock franchise favorite Iron Man 3 off the top box office spot—the Robert Downey Jr. blockbuster pulled $72.5 million in its second... More »

Gatsby Just Not That Great

Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan star in Baz Luhrmann's adaptation

(Newser) - Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of The Great Gatsby arrives with much fanfare—but, based on the reviews, it looks like those high hopes might be dashed. Critics are mixed on the film as a whole, though no one disputes that it's as bombastic as might be expected from Luhrmann.... More »

F. Scott Fitzgerald's Handwritten Ledger Goes Online

'Gatsby' author apparently couldn't spell very well

(Newser) - F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby again hits the silver screen in a couple of weeks, and a rare look at some of the author's more mundane writings is getting aired. Fitzgerald's own financial ledger, a detailed handwritten account of his earnings for his various books and... More »

'Gatsby Mansion' Torn Down

Demolition started Saturday on Land's End

(Newser) - Shed a tear, literature lovers: The 25-room Long Island mansion said to have inspired The Great Gatsby is in the process of being torn down. The demolition of Land's End, where parties in the 1920s and 1930s were attended by the likes of Winston Churchill and Ethel Barrymore, began... More »

Great Gatsby Mansion to Be Torn Down

Lavish Long Island home costs $4.5K a day to maintain

(Newser) - The Gilded Age mansion said to have inspired F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby is doomed. Lands End, a 25-room, 24,000 square foot mansion on Long Island's Gold Coast, will be demolished later this month, Newsday reports. The home, site of lavish parties in the '20s and... More »

On the Page, Salinger Was Anything but Withdrawn

Remembering the writer, not the myth

(Newser) - The myth of JD Salinger the withdrawn man doesn't match Salinger the writer, Adam Gopnik writes. On the page, Salinger was charming, expansive, and relentlessly engaged with the world. "No American writer will ever have a more alert ear, a more attentive eye, or a more ardent heart,"... More »

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