London: Penguin Classics, 2010. Five Volume Set. Octavo, original boards in metallic art-deco designed dust jackets. 267 + 363 + 197 + 351 + 194 pp. The curious dust jacket designs enable the rear flaps to have a removable perforated bookmark which bears a quote from the novel, this bookmark is still attached on PARADISE; they have been separated but are still present in the remaining volumes. One small corner bump to PARADISE, two ink dates to title leaf of GATSBY, otherwise a fine, clean set. Item #312657
America's great "Jazz Age" writer, now widely regarded as one of the greatest American authors of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is known to most people for writing "The Great American Novel" (Gatsby) but his all of his novels were bestsellers in his day (well, all except GATSBY, which actually was a commercial failure on publication). THE LAST TYCOON is unfinished as Fitzgerald died of a heart attack right about Chapter Six. In this excellent collection, THIS SIDE OF PARADISE is Edited,, with an Introduction and Notes by Patrick O'Donnell; THE BEAUTIFUL AND THE DAMNED has an Introduction by Geoff Dyer; THE GREAT GATSBY has an Introduction and Notes by Tony Tanner; TENDER IS THE NIGHT is Edited by Arnold Goldman with an Introduction and Notes by Richard Godden; and THE LAST TYCOON is Edited with a Foreword by Edmund Wilson.