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The Great Gatsby (the novel)

The novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald was first published in 1925. The novel tells the story of Jay Gatsby, a wealthy bootlegger who acquires his fortune solely to gain access to the world of the woman he loves, Daisy Buchanan. The novel is generally seen as an indictment of the empty moral character of the wealthy in the American society of the 1920s. This classic of American literature is widely considered Fitzgerald’s best.

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • PS3511 .I9 G…

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1925.  Call Number: PS3511 .I9 G7 1925
  • Gross, Dalton. Understanding The Great Gatsby: A Student Casebook. 1998.  Call Number: PS3511 .I9 G846 1998
  •  Bruccoli, Matthew J. (Ed.). F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. 2002.  Call Number: PS3511 .I9 G839 2002
  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.). F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. 1999a.  Call Number: PS3511 .I9 G837 1999a
  • Berman, Ronald. The Great Gatsby and Fitzgerald’s World of Ideas. 1997.  Call Number: PS3511 .I9 G823 1997

LINNCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Great Gatsby (Subject)
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Subject)

Reference Materials

  • Critical Survey of Long Fiction (2nd Revised Ed.)Call Number: REF PN3321 .C75 2000

                  o   Vol. 3, pgs. 1098-1102

                  o   Vol. 8, pg. 3688

  • Literature and Its TimesCall Number: REF PN50 .L574 1997

                  o   Vol. 3, pgs. 146-152

  • Magill’s Survey of American LiteratureCall Number: REF PS21 .M34 2007

                  o   Vol. 2, pg. 782-82

  • Masterplots (Revised 2nd Ed.) – Call Number: REF PN44 .M33 1996

                  o   Vol. 5, pgs. 2649-2652

  • Novels for StudentsCall Number: REF PN44. N937

                  o   Vol. 2, pgs. 64-86

  • Twentieth Century Literary CriticismCall Number: REF PN771 .G27

                  o   Vol. 1, pgs. 237-274

                  o   Vol. 6, pgs. 160-173

                  o   Vol. 14, pgs. 147-189

                  o   Vol. 28, pgs. 90-120

                  o   Vol. 55, pgs. 191-229

                  o   Vol. 157, pgs. 112-235

Research Databases

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  • Academic Search Complete
  • JSTOR      
  • Literature Resources from Gale
  • OmniFile Full Text Mega

This Research Guide is designed to help user’s find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINNCWeb, VCC East’s online card catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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