Published to coincide with the film release of ‘The Great Gatsby’, Collins Classics brings you F. Scott Fitzgerald’s three best-known works in one collection. Complete with a Life & Times section, which offers insight into the author, his works and the time of publication, and a handy glossary adapted from the Collins English Dictionary, this Collins Classics Collection will enhance your reading experience of the novels of one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century. ‘The Great Gatsby’: Considered one of the all-time great American works of fiction, Fitzgerald’s glorious yet ultimately tragic social satire on the Jazz Age encapsulates the exuberance, energy and decadence of an era. ‘The Beautiful and Damned’: Fitzgerald’s rich and detailed novel of the decadent Jazz Era follows the beautiful and vibrant Anthony Patch and his wife Gloria as they navigate the heady lifestyle of the young and wealthy in 1920s New York. ‘Tender is the Night’: Set on the French Riviera in the 1920s, this is Fitzgerald’s final novel. Young film star Rosemary Hoyt arrives in France and becomes entranced by the chic Dick Diver and his wife Nicole, and it is not long before she is attracted to the enigmatic Dick. However, he and his wife hold dark secrets and their marriage becomes more fractured as the plot unfolds.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) is regarded as one of the greatest American authors of the 20th century. His short stories and novels are set in the American ‘Jazz Age’ of the Roaring Twenties and include This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender Is the Night, The Great Gatsby, The Last Tycoon, and Tales of the Jazz Age.