F.Scott Fitzgerald’s Unpublished Stories Are Coming Soon

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by Emma Firth |
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Maybe you were required to read The Great Gatsby for your English A-Level, or perhaps giving a battered copy from your ex-boyfriend. Regardless, F.Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 literary classic still resonates nine decades later. Unrequited love, flapper dresses, romance, magic? It’s all there.

So for book-lovers across the land, we’ve got some pretty awesome news for you. A collection of unpublished stories Fitzgerald wrote in the 1930s titled I’d Die For You will be published in April 2017. Not since Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird sequel was released last year have we been so excited about an unearthed publication.

US publishers Simon & Schuster reveal the stories depict ‘young men and women who actually spoke and thought more as young men and women did, without censorship.’

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In fact, the content and style of writing was deemed so controversial for its time that F.Scott Fitzgerald actually refused to have his final works (as far as we know) printed, for fear of editors producing a watered down version of his original words.

‘Rather than permit changes and sanitising by his contemporary editors Fitzgerald preferred to let his work remain unpublished,’ Scribner say. 'Even at a time when he was in great need of money and review attention.'

And as any die-hard Fitzgerald fan will know, the US author was unafraid to delve deep into the corners of the human psyche, a theme that runs throughout I’d Die For You - referring to his darkest period spent in North Carolina suffering from alcoholism in the 1930s, while his wife Zelda was suffering with her mental health.

Scribner details the collection will ‘provide new insight into the bold and uncompromising arc of Fitzgerald’s career’ and [is written] ‘in his characteristically beautiful, sharp, and surprising language’.

Roll on next year…

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