Princeton University library digitizes 'The Great Gatsby' manuscript, offers it online

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Imagine looking over author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s shoulder as he wrote “The Great Gatsby,” one of the 20th century’s best known novels — watching as he developed certain plotlines and abandoned others, cultivated characters from brief sketches into familiar figures and painstakingly wrote and rewrote some of the most famous passages in American literature.

The Princeton University Library has afforded such an opportunity by digitizing the handwritten manuscript and corrected galleys of Fitzgerald’s classic novel and making them available online to anyone who wishes to view them.

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