The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

By F. Scott Fitzgerald; William Hope (Read by)

Naxos Audiobooks, Compact Disc, 9781843793632, 5pp.

Publication Date: August 3, 2010



About the Author
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896, attended Princeton University, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and the couple divided their time among New York, Paris, and the Riviera, becoming a part of the American expatriate circle that included Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and John Dos Passos. Fitzgerald was a major new literary voice, and his masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died of a heart attack in 1940 at the age of forty-four, while working on The Love of the Last Tycoon. For his sharp social insight and breathtaking lyricism, Fitzgerald is known as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.

William Hope has had leading roles in many films, including "Aliens" as Gorman, "Hellbound: Hellraiser II", "Shining Through", and "The Saint". His television credits include the "Shell Seekers", "As Time Goes By", and "Gimme Gimme Gimme". On the London stage, he has appeared in "The Seven Year Itch", "The False Servant", and "Doctor of Honour". He has appeared regionally in "All My Sons", "Twelfth Night", "Way of the World", and "La Ronde".