Understanding The Great Gatsby
- F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1902-1968 - Author of The Great Gatsby
- The Great Gatsby eText or Online Text, Index & Concordance
- Analysis, Critique, Reviews, and General Resources on The Great Gatsby
- Study Guides on The Great Gatsby
- Lesson Plans and Webquests on The Great Gatsby
- Film, Movies, Videos, Images, Opera, Music Sites on The Great Gatsby
- Student Projects on The Great Gatsby
- Special Topics Related to The Great Gatsby
- Miscellaneous Topics on The Great Gatsby
- Links to other The Great Gatsby Web Sites
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F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896-1940 - Author of The Great Gatsby
Biographies: F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American Dream, and Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald - Artist, Writer, Dancer and Wife from PBS with photos. "F. Scott Fitzgerald's life is a tragic example of both sides of the American Dream - the joys of young love, wealth and success, and the tragedies associated with excess and failure."
Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) from GradeSaver: ClassicNote Study Guide.
A Brief Life of Fitzgerald from F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary Celebration Web Site, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina. "The dominant influences on F. Scott Fitzgerald were aspiration, literature, Princeton, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, and alcohol. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896, the namesake and second cousin three times removed of the author of the National Anthem." Site includes:
- A Fitzgerald Chronology - 1853-1986.
- FitzFest '96, Montgomery, Alabama - "FitzFest ... was designed not as an academic conference, but as a broader celebration, particularly of the Fitzgeralds' ties to Montgomery and the South."
- F. Scott Fitzgerald Centennial Celebration, St. Paul, Minnesota - includes photo of the Fitzgerald statue. "At noon on Friday a ceremony marked the U.S. Postal Service's first-day issuance of the F. Scott Fitzgerald commemorative stamp and the dedication of a bronze statue of Fitzgerald that now stands in Rice Park. ... The statue is a slightly-larger-than-life-size rendering of Fitzgerald, a hatless figure with coat casually thrown over arm. ... sculptor Michael B. Price observed that he had placed the statue on ground level so that Fitzgerald would be accessiblse to everyone."
- Fitzgerald Society/ Princeton University Centennial Conference, Princeton, New Jersey - Session on "'The Great Gatsby: New Approaches,' ... Speakers included Matthew Elliot ... who discussed national identity and race in the novel; Richard Kopley ... who spoke about Gatsby's correspondences with nineteenth-century American literature; and Rama Nair ... who offered an Indian perspective on the novel.
- First Annual F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Rockville, Maryland - Although Fitzgerald never lived in Rockville, as a boy he visited his father's relatives at their nearby farm, Locust Grove, in Montgomery County ... In 1931 he traveled from Paris to attend his father's funeral at Rockville's St. Mary's Church. ... Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald were first buried in Rockville Union Cemetery. In 1975 they were reinterred at St. Mary's cemetery and, in 1986, their daughter, Scottie, was buried in the family plot."
- "Fortunes and Misfortunes in the Life and Times of F. Scott Fitzgerald," Rome, Italy - Prof. Pietro De Logu "argued that, following in the tradition of nineteenth-century novelists, Fitzgerald sought to provide a moral interpretation of his time, an emphasis that attracted many Italians--for political and literary reasons--to American Literature during the post-World War II years."
F. Scott Fitzgerald. Biography and links, from Answers.com.
F. Scott Fitzgerald from The Literature Network. "F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) is best known for his novels and short stories which chronicle the excesses of America's 'Jazz Age' during the 1920s."
F. Scott Fitzgerald from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Includes 1937 photo of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Carl Van Vechten and color image of F. Scott Fitzgerald United States Postal Service stamp. Contents: Early years, Life with Zelda, "The Jazz Age", Hollywood years, Works, Novels, Short story collections, Other works, Quotations, Biography and criticism, See also, External link.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's 100th Birthday. Includes:
- Fitzgerald Crossword Puzzle Contest - Puzzle Entry Form and Clues - How much do you know about Fitzgerald's works and life? Print out the puzzle, complete it, and compare your answers to the solution.
- Literature Festival - "AS A BOY, dreaming of becoming a writer himself someday, Fitzgerald came downtown to visit the Saint Paul Library and to see plays in the theaters along Wabasha. The plays made such a powerful impression on him that he could remember whole scenes from them years later."
- The Saint Paul Connection - "F. SCOTT FITZGERALD was a man of New York, of Paris, of Hollywood, but his first home is Saint Paul, where he was born on September 24, 1896. His great ambitions began here, his themes, his readiness for romance and, at the crucial moment of his life, the summer of 1919, he came home to become a writer."
- A Fitzgerald Capsule History from September 24, 1896 to 1945. "In 1945, his friend Dorothy Parker compiled The Portable F. Scott Fitzgerald it contained The Great Gatsby, Tender Is the Night, and some of his short stories."
- Authors on Fitzgerald: How others past and present view the man and his works - Joan Didion calls The Great Gatsby "one of the three perfect books I go back to ... To really understand the book, you have to know about the east, about what it means to buck up against the east." Ernest Hemingway said, after reading The Great Gatsby, "When I had finished the book, I knew that no matter what Scott did, nor how he behaved, I must know it was like a sickness and be of any help I could to him and try to be a good friend."
F(rancis) Scott (Key) Fitzgerald (1896-1940). "American short-story writer and novelist, known for his depictions of the Jazz Age (the 1920s). With the glamorous Zelda Sayre (1900-48), Fitzgerald lived a colorful life of parties and money-spending."
F. Scott Fitzgerald Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com. Contains 2 short videos: Mini Biography and Literary Legacy. Also includes a life Synopsis, Early Life, ‘The Great Gatsby’ and Other Career Breakthroughs, and Final Years.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Biography by Professor Andreas Teuber
The Great Gatsby eText or Online Text, Index & Concordance
A Hyper-Concordance to the Works of Scott Fitzgerald from The Victorian Literary Studies Archive. Select The Great Gatsby.
An Index to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. One fabulous site by the dedicated Br. Tom Murphy, O. Carm. (Carmelites of the Ancient Observance). Gatsby Annotations and Links including links to related music, e.g. “Ain’t We Got Fun” Midi, Felix Mendelssohn’s Wedding March. Pagination follows the paperback edition of The Great Gatsby (The Authorized Text). New York: Collier/Macmillan, 1992.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald at Project Gutenberg Australia
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Download entire text of this novel in HTML version rendered by Steve Thomas, University of Adelaide Library Electronic Texts Collection, Australia. Zip file and single file downloads also available.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby (1925). "Written in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is often referred to as 'The Great American Novel,' and as the quintessential work which captures the mood of the 'Jazz Age.'" Includes photo of F. Scott Fitzgerald, dust jacket of the first edition of The Great Gatsby, Questions to Think About, Further resources for studying F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.
BookRags.com: The Great Gatsby Study Guide & Literature Chapter Summaries. The Great Gatsby BookNotes Study Guide, Summary. Contents include: Author Biography / Context of the Work, One-Page Plot Summary, Character Descriptions, Object/Place Descriptions, Quotes. (Pop-up ads).
Free Book Notes.com - The Great Gatsby. Contents:Historical Context, Main Characters, Points to Ponder, Did You Know, Plot Summary, Chapters 1-9. (Lots of pop-up ads).
GradeSaver: ClassicNote on The Great Gatsby by Jeremy Ross. Contents include: About F. Scott Fitzgerald, Character List, Short Summary, Full Summary and Analysis, Summary and Analysis of Chapters 1-9, Related Links, Difficult Vocabulary in The Great Gatsby, Author of ClassicNote and Sources, Test Yourself! Quizzes 1 & 2, Essays, Forum.
The Great Gatsby. Information from Answers.com. Summary of The Great Gatsby and links.
The Great Gatsby: A Beginner's Guide by Hudson Gevaert. Includes: Cover of the Modern Library publication of the novel, About the Author, About the 1920's, Nick Carraway, Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, Tom Buchanan, Jordan Baker, Myrtle Wilson, George Wilson, Meyer Wolfsheim, Themes of the Novel.
The Great Gatsby. Information from Shmoop.com. Contains Summary, Themes, Quotes, Characters, Analysis, Questiosn, Photos, Quizzes, Flashcards, Essays, Video ‘In a Nutshell’, and more.
The Great Gatsby from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. "The Great Gatsby, a novel written by the American novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, was first published on April 10, 1925. The story takes place in New York City and Long Island in the 1920s. It has often been described as the epitome of the 'Jazz Age' in American literature." Contents: Summary, Literary elements, Structure, Symbolism, Trivia, Links.
The Great Gatsby Website by Andrew Dilling, a student. Contents: Book Summary, Character Descriptions, Chapter Summaries, Vocabulary, Gatsby Trivia (answers provided), About the Author, Essays ("Why the Great Gatsby is so appealing to readers" by Ryan Helmkamp. "Nick, the Flawed Narrator" by Linda Daley. "Some Like it Hot: The Development of Atmosphere as a Test of Character in The Great Gatsby" by Wayne Crawford), Reviews from Amazon.com.
Homework-Online: The Great Gatsby. Contents: Chapter Summaries, Character Analysis, Thematic Discussion - section concisely explains the themes of The Great Gatsby, Symbolism, Important Quotes, User's Forum - readers post questions and answers about The Great Gatsby on a bulletin board system.
Literature Network: The Great Gatsby. About the Author, plus Chapter by Chapter Summary for Chp. 1-9. Includes a portrait of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
SparkNotes: The Great Gatsby. Contents: Context, Plot Overview, Character List, Analysis of Major Characters, Themes, Motifs & Symbols, Chapters I - IX, Important Quotations Explained, Key Facts, Study Questions & Essay Topics, Quiz, Suggestion for Further Reading.
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby: Reader’s Guide "The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest"--P. 4 of cover
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby: Teacher’s Guide "The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The NEA presents The Big Read in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and in cooperation with Arts Midwest"--P. 4 of cover
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. From novelinks.org. Contents: Anticipation Guide, Before During and After Lesson Plan, During Reading Strategy, Question Answer Relationships, Concept Vocabulary Analysis, Think Aloud, Reading Activities, and more.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Lesson Plans @Web English Teacher. Contains links to various sites with lessons on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life and on The Great Gatsby.
Teaching ‘The Great Gatsby’ With The New York Times - NYTimes.com Multiple lessons plans linked which are designed to keep The Great Gatsby current and relevant. Contains archives from The New York Times, articles on Class and Wealth, Gatsby Characters, The Novel’s Setting, the Fitzgeralds, and Adaptations.
Teaching Great Gatsby: Instructional (VHS). Note from Amazon: English teachers can utilize the expertise of a master teacher with this creative and focused approach to teaching this Fitzgerald masterpiece in the classroom. Included in the video are detailed lesson plans with Aims, Motivations, Objectives, Discussion Questions and Homework Assignments. Format: Color, NTSC. Rated: NR. Studio: Video Aided Instruct. Video Release Date: April 23, 2002. VHS Features: NTSC format (US and Canada only. This VHS will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.)
Film from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Great Gatsby has been filmed four times: In 1926, 1949, 1974, and 2000.
Google Images of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The Great Gatsby (1926) from IMDB - Internet Movie Database. Film directed by Herbert Brenon. Writing credits: F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel), Becky Gardiner (writer - filmography). Plot Summary: "Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbour..." Runtime: 80 min. Country: USA. Color: Black and White. Sound Mix: Silent. Trivia: "No prints of this film are known to survive. Check your attic." User Comments, Message Boards.
The Great Gatsby (1949) from IMDB - Internet Movie Database. Film directed by Elliott Nugent. Writing credits: Owen Davis (play), F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel). Plot Outline: "In this 'adaptation' of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, a Jazz Age bootlegger learns the hard way about the wages of sin." Cast: Alan Ladd (Jay Gatsby), Betty Field (Daisy Buchanan), Barry Sullivan (Tom Buchanan), Shelley Winters (Myrtle Wilson), and others. Runtime: 91 min. Country: USA. Color: Black and White. Sound Mix: Mono. User Comments. Message Boards.
The Great Gatsby (1974) from IMDB - Internet Movie Database. Film directed by Jack Clayton. Writing credits: Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay), F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel). Genre:Drama / Romance. Tagline: Gone is the romance that was so divine. Plot Summary: Nick Carraway, a young Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor.... User Comments, Photo gallery for The Great Gatsby (1974) - 24 photos, Cast Overview Robert Redford (Jay Gatsby), Mia Farrow (Daisy Buchanan), Bruce Dern (Tom Buchanan) and others. Runtime: 144 min. Country: USA. Color: Color (Eastmancolor). Sound Mix: Mono. Trivia: Goofs: Anachronisms: Quotes: Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 3 nominations. User Comments. Message Boards.
The Great Gatsby - Opera (1999). John Harbison, Composer: "The Great Gatsby is a music-driven opera ... a generously proportioned opera based on a very compact novel ... the opera differs from the novel in many ways ... Gatsby is not shadowy and mysterious, he must be heard. ... Fitzgerald’s magnificent portrait of the Jazz Age - in all its idealism, hopes, excesses, nostalgia, and decadence - remains one of the most widely read American novels." Includes Synopsis and Reviews.
The Great Gatsby (2000) (TV) from IMDB - Internet Movie Database. A made-for-TV movie directed by Robert Markowitz. Writing credits - Writers Guild of America (WGA): F. Scott Fitzgerald (novel), John McLaughlin (teleplay). Tagline: "He risked it all to give first love a second chance." Cast: Mira Sorvino (Daisy Buchanan), Toby Stephens (Jay Gatsby), and others. Country: UK / USA, Color: Color. Sound Mix: Stereo. Quotes. User Comments. Message Boards.
The Nerdy Teacher: 10 Weeks and No Tests VIII “The Gatsby Projects are in and here are some of the Student Created Assessments. Here is a selection of Prezi's, Glogs, Youtube videos and On-line magazines. I'm very proud of what my students have created and they all really showed me a deeper understanding of theme and symbolism in the story. I was able to assess their knowledge of the book easier this way than a standardised test.” - Nick Provenzano
Cornell University 2006 New Student Reading Project. “This website is your portal to the New Student Reading Project's 2006 selection, The Great Gatsby, as well as all the activities and details of the events surrounding our reading of this popular novel. Please use this site to explore some of the activities going on throughout Cornell and surrounding communities. I encourage you to take part in as much as you can, and broaden your understanding of what Fitzgerald's writing can mean in our lives today.” - Carolyn (Biddy) Martin, Provost
PBS - JAZZ A Film By Ken Burns: Jazz in Time - Roaring Twenties. An Excerpt from Jazz: A History of America’s Music. Contains a brief biography of jazz music in the 1920s as well as the audio example “Cake Walkin’ Babies” by Clarence Williams Blue Five (recorded January 8, 1925).
The Red Hot Jazz Archive - A History of Jazz Before 1930 by Scott Alexander. Includes photos, suggested reading, Red Hot Bands, 1895-1929, Jazz Films - short Jazz films made in the late 1920s and early 1930s, Jazz Essays, Red Hot Musicians, 1895-1930.
1920s Fashion & Music by Jesse Boland. A look into the Roaring Twenties, it’s fashion and it’s music. With pictures.
Quotations of F. Scott Fitzgerald.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Links by Tom Larson.
The Great Gatsby Essays | GradeSaver. Academic essays for citations. Written by students to give critical analysis of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.