The Great Gatsby Turns 80

A very happy birthday indeed to The Great Gatsby, still great after all these years.

So, three cheers for Fitzgerald, for he’s a jolly-good fellow, and all that, but don’t forget to save the second slice of cake for Maxwell Perkins, without whose editorial hand the book would have likely been called Trimalchio in West Egg, Gold-Hatted Gatsby, or The High-Bouncing Lover.

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