More about Gatsby

Jimmy Williamson jwslaw at
Sat Feb 15 00:23:37 EST 2003

the gatsby is now pretty standard reading for high school and college
students as one of the more noted american novels of the century; hence the
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  Here's an interesting item in this weekend's New York Times Book Review
about classics publishing. Note the mention of Gatsby sales on Page 2:
Although sales of the original ML edition apparently didn't top 5,000 copies
in the 1930s (per Satterfield), the novel sold a half-million copies for
Simon & Schuster in 2002. Wow.
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