Careless People

    Careless People

    Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of The Great Gatsby

    Sarah Churchwell

    Penguin Press 2014

    Hardback 399pp

    9781594204746   Product Code: 19901

    A former Sunday Times Book of the Week, Careless People takes us back to the jazz age of the 1920s and tells the true story behind F Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, The Great Gatsby. Churchwell explores in detail the novel's relation to Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's extravagant and chaotic lives in New York; but also to the gruesome Hall-Mills double murder of 1922 and the farcical police investigation into what was billed as 'the crime of the decade'. Off-mint.

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