“I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

This Friday, Baz Luhrmann waves his magical movie wand over The Great Gatsby. To prepare, we’ve scoured the Penguin book shelves (metaphorically) to find you other Fitzgerald gems and books about or inspired by The Great Gatsby.

This Side of Paradise was F. Scott Fitzgerald’s debut novel, published when he was 23.

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The Beautiful and the Damned was his second novel, published two years later.

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Short stories collections:

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Books about the books we know and love:

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Books about Fitzgerald’s life and times and his editor, Max Perkins:

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Books inspired by Fitzgerald and The Great Gatsby.

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