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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The Great Gatsby Got Little Fanfare When It Was Published

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby, is often called the great American novel.

But it didn't always get such fanfare.

The page below, published on April 9, 1925, one day before The Great Gatsby's publication, shows that it got a tiny ad slot in a sea of sales for dime novels, ads for Easter Baskets, and news about cab rates:



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