The first edition ever published of Trimalchio, original version of Fitzgerald's classic The Great Gatsby.The first edition ever published of Trimalchio, original version of Fitzgerald's classic The Great Gatsby.Read Less
Fine. 0521890470 This softcover book is square and tight. The pages are clean, with no markings or folds. The wrappers are bright with no damage to the points and no folds or creases to the spine. The condition is As New. Not ex-library. No remainder mark. An early version of The Great Gatsby.
Minor rubbing. VG. 21x13cm, xxii, 192 pp., PAPERBACK. Series: The Cambridge Edition of the Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald. "This first edition ever published of Trimalchio, an early and complete version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby now appears in paperback. Fitzgerald wrote the novel as Trimalchio and submitted it to Maxwell Perkins, his editor at Scribner's, who had the novel set in type and the galleys sent to Fitzgerald in France. Fitzgerald then virtually rewrote the novel in galleys, producing the book we know as The Great Gatsby. This ur-version, Trimalchio, has never been published and is markedly different from The Great Gatsby: two chapters were completely rewritten for the published novel, and the rest of the book was heavily revised. Characterization is different, the narrative voice of Nick Carraway is altered and, most importantly, the revelation of Jay Gatsby's past is handled in a wholly different way"-Publisher's description.
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