Current media is awash with all that’s Gatsby-related. We’ve studied the novel with Form V this year. It’s a novel that, although short, is packed with elusive insights (something that Luhrman’s film, although admirable, completely fails to capture).
If you’re a Gatsby enthusiast then it’s worth looking at Sarah Churchwell’s new Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby
So, to get back to basics, here’s the opening page of Fitzgerald’s original manuscript and that unforgettable opening line, ‘In my younger and more vulnerable years…’