Gatsby's Girl

Gatsby's Girl

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  • before He Wrote Some Of The Twentieth Century's Greatest Fiction, Before He Married Zelda, F. Scott Fitzgerald Loved Ginevra, A Fickle Young Chicago Socialite He Met During The Winter Break From Princeton. But Ginevra Threw Over The Soon-to-be-famous Novelist, And The Rest Is Literary History. Ginevra Would Be The Model For Many Of Fitzgerald's Coolly Fascinating But Unattainable Heroines, Including The Elusive Object Of Jay Gatsby's Unrequited Love, Daisy Buchanan.

    in This Captivating And Moving Novel, Caroline Preston Imagines What Life Might Have Been Like For Fitzgerald's First Love, Following Ginevra From Her Gilded Youth As The Daughter Of A Tycoon Through Disillusioned Marriage And Motherhood. An Engrossing Fictional Portrait, Gatsby's Girl Deftly Explores The Relationship Between A Famous Author And His Muse.

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    inspired By The Ephemeral But Intense Historical Romance Between F. Scott Fitzgerald And His First Love, Chicago Debutante Ginevra King, Preston Bases Her Sexy, Self-centered Title Character Both On Fitzgerald's Crush And The Female Characters (daisy Buchanan, Etc.) For Which She Was His Muse. Ginevra Perry Is The Spoiled 16-year-old Expert Flirt Who Catches Scott Fitzgerald's Fancy In 1916 In This Gracefully Written If Drifting Novel. The First Part Of The Book Excerpts The Earnest, Epistolary Romance Between The Lake Forest, Ill., Society Girl And Her Less Prosperous Suitor While She's At Boarding School In Connecticut And He's At Princeton. Fickle Ginevra Ditches Scott For Handsome But Dull Aviator Billy Granger, With Whom She Is Doomed To A Dried-out Husk Of A Marriage, But Privately Continues To Keep Tabs On Scott While Reading His Novels For Signs Of Herself In His Female Characters. This Novel, Which Ginevra Narrates In A Mannered, Period Voice, Follows Her Into Her Late 30s And Strives To Echo The Sense Of Loss And Promise Gone Wrong Found In Fitzgerald's Books. Preston (jackie By Josie) Launches The Story From A Clever Conceit, But The Narrator's Lack Of Self-reflection And The Gentle Arc Of Her Cushioned If Not Always Happy Life Make For A Listless Read. (may) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

  • Author: Preston, Caroline.
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Pages: 336
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Binding: Paperback
  • MSRP: 13.95
  • ISBN13: 9780618872619
  • ISBN: 0618872612
  • Language: en
  • Quality Rating: 1
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