Hardback
April 1, 2000
9781570033605
English
500
5.75 Inches (US)
7.00 Inches (US)
4.1 Pounds (US)
$74.99 USD
v2.1 Reference

Trimalchio by F. Scott Fitzerald

A Facsimile Edition of the Original Galley Proofs for the Great Gatsby

In November 1924 F. Scott Fitzgerald sent the typescript for his third novel, tentatively titled "Trimalchio," to his editor, Maxwell Perkins. In the following four months Fitzgerald extensively revised and rewrote the text in galley proof and at the urging of his editor selected a new title for the novel. On April 10, 1925, Charles Scribner's Sons published The Great Gatsby to warm reviews but disappointing sales. In time the work would be recognized as the great American novel and become a staple of high school and college literature courses throughout the country. Published here for the first time is the original version, which permits readers a look at Fitzgerald's progression from a brilliant first draft to a masterpiece.

Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli, Trimalchio is a facsimile of the only extant set of the novel's unrevised galley proofs, which are now part of the Bruccoli Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald at the University of South Carolina Library. In his afterword to this version of the text, Bruccoli identifies the sources for the novel's characters and setting, corrects commonly accepted notions about Fitzgerald's revision of the novel, and details the correspondence between Perkins and Fitzgerald about the novel's structure and character development. Comparing the final text of The Great Gatsby with the Trimalchio galleys, Bruccoli reconstructs Fitzgerald's work during the winter of 1924–1925, which included substantial rewriting and reordering of chapters 6, 7, and 8.

About the Authors

Matthew J. Bruccoli (1931–2008) was the Emily Brown Jefferies Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at the University of South Carolina and the leading authority on the House of Scribner and its authors. He was the editorial director of the Dictionary of Literary Biography and the author or editor of some one hundred books.

9781570033605 : trimalchio-by-f-scott-fitzerald-fitzgerald-fitzgerald-bruccoli
Hardback
500 Pages
$74.99 USD

Other Titles by F Scott Fitzgerald

Before Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Matthew J. Bruccoli, Judith S. Baughman
Jun 2001 - University of South Carolina Press
$24.99 USD - Paperback / softback

Fie Fie Fi-Fi

F Scott Fitzgerald, D. D. Griffin, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli
Sep 1996 - University of South Carolina Press
$49.99 USD - Hardback

Other Titles by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Before Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald, Matthew J. Bruccoli, Judith S. Baughman
Jun 2001 - University of South Carolina Press
$24.99 USD - Paperback / softback

Fie Fie Fi-Fi

F Scott Fitzgerald, D. D. Griffin, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli
Sep 1996 - University of South Carolina Press
$49.99 USD - Hardback

Other Titles by Matthew J. Bruccoli

On Books and Writers

Matthew J. Bruccoli, edited by John C. Unrue
Apr 2010 - University of South Carolina Press
$39.99 USD - Hardback

Hemingway And the Mechanism of Fame

Ernest Hemingway, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli, with contributions by Judith S. Baughman
Nov 2005 - University of South Carolina Press
$24.99 USD - Hardback

The Sons of Maxwell Perkins

Maxwell E Perkins, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli, Judith S. Baughman
Jun 2004 - University of South Carolina Press
$29.99 USD - Hardback

Other Titles in LITERARY COLLECTIONS / American / General

The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition

T. S. Eliot - Ronald Schuchard, General Editor
Mar 2021 - Johns Hopkins University Press
$700.00 USD - book

Writing War and Reunion

Jeffery J. Rogers
Aug 2020 - University of South Carolina Press
$59.99 USD - Hardback
$59.99 USD - Electronic book text

Writing Appalachia

edited by Katherine Ledford, Theresa Lloyd, Rebecca Stephens
Mar 2020 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - book