Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby by Sarah Churchwell - PDF free download eBook

Book author:

  • Published: Nov 29, 2015
  • Reviews: 389

Brief introduction:

Kirkus (STARRED review)Churchwell... has written an excellent book... she_25E2_2580_2599s earned the right to play on Fitzgeralds court. Prodigious research and fierce affection illumine every remarkable page._25E2_2580_259DThe autumn of 1922...

more details below

Details of Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby

ISBN
9780143126256
Publisher
Penguin Group (USA)
Publication date
Age range
18+ Years
Book language
English
Pages
432
Format
PDF, CHM, FB3, TXT
Quality
High quality scanned pages
Download cursor

Some brief overview of this book

Kirkus (STARRED review)

Churchwell... has written an excellent book... she_25E2_2580_2599s earned the right to play on Fitzgeralds court. Prodigious research and fierce affection illumine every remarkable page._25E2_2580_259D

The autumn of 1922 found F. Scott Fitzgerald at the height of his fame, days from turning twenty-six years old, and returning to New York for the publication of his fourth book, Tales of the Jazz Age. A spokesman for America’s carefree younger generation, Fitzgerald found a home in the glamorous and reckless streets of New York. Here, in the final incredible months of 1922, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald drank and quarreled and partied amid financial scandals, literary milestones, car crashes, and celebrity disgraces.

Yet the Fitzgeralds’ triumphant return to New York coincided with another event: the discovery of a brutal double murder in nearby New Jersey, a crime made all the more horrible by the farce of a police investigation—which failed to accomplish anything beyond generating enormous publicity for the newfound celebrity participants. Proclaimed the “crime of the decade” even as its proceedings dragged on for years, the Mills-Hall murder has been wholly forgotten today. But the enormous impact of this bizarre crime can still be felt in The Great Gatsby, a novel Fitzgerald began planning that autumn of 1922 and whose plot he ultimately set within that fateful year.

Careless People is a unique literary investigation: a gripping double narrative that combines a forensic search for clues to an unsolved crime and a quest for the roots of America’s best loved novel. Overturning much of the received wisdom of the period, Careless People blends biography and history with lost newspaper accounts, letters, and newly discovered archival materials. With great wit and insight, acclaimed scholar of American literature Sarah Churchwell reconstructs the events of that pivotal autumn, revealing in the process new ways of thinking about Fitzgerald’s masterpiece.

Interweaving the biographical story of the Fitzgeralds with the unfolding investigation into the murder of Hall and Mills, Careless People is a thrilling combination of literary history and murder mystery, a mesmerizing journey into the dark heart of Jazz Age America.

See more interesting books:

  • Spectacle: Stories PDF
  • A Most Wanted Man PDF
  • Mark Twain: A Life PDF
  • The Sins of the Father: Joseph P. Kennedy and the Dynasty He Founded PDF
  • The Secret of the Fortune Wookiee (Origami Yoda Series #3) (PagePerfect NOOK Book) PDF
  • Jingle Paws PDF

How to download e-book

Press button "GET DOWNLOAD LINKS" and wait 20 seconds. This time is necessary for searching and sorting links. One button - 15 links for downloading the book "Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby" in all e-book formats!

May need free signup required to download or reading online book.

A few words about book author

Sarah Churchwell is the Professor of American Literature and Public Understanding of the Humanities at the University of East Anglia. She is the author of The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe and coeditor of Must Read: Rediscovering the Bestseller, and her literary journalism has been published widely. An American currently living in London, she is a regular broadcaster and contributor to the BBC.

zgerald found a home in the glamorous and reckless streets of New York. Here, in the final incredible months of 1922, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald drank and quarreled and partied amid financial scandals, literary milestones, car crashes, and celebrity disgraces.

Yet the Fitzgeralds’ triumphant return to New York coincided with another event: the discovery of a brutal double murder in nearby New Jersey, a crime made all the more horrible by the farce of a police investigation—which failed to accomplish anything beyond generating enormous publicity for the newfound celebrity participants. Proclaimed the “crime of the decade” even as its proceedings dragged on for years, the Mills-Hall murder has been wholly forgotten today. But the enormous impact of this bizarre crime can still be felt in The Great Gatsby, a novel Fitzgerald began planning that autumn of 1922 and whose plot he ultimately set within that fateful year.

Careless People is a unique literary investigation: a gripping double narrative that combines a forensic search for clues to an unsolved crime and a quest for the roots of America’s best loved novel. Overturning much of the received wisdom of the period, Careless People blends biography and history with lost newspaper accounts, letters, and newly discovered archival materials. With great wit and insight, acclaimed scholar of American literature Sarah Churchwell reconstructs the events of that pivotal autumn, revealing in the process new ways of thinking about Fitzgerald’s masterpiece.

Interweaving the biographical story of the Fitzgeralds with the unfolding investigation into the murder of Hall and Mills, Careless People is a thrilling combination of literary history and murder mystery, a mesmerizing journey into the dark heart of Jazz Age America.

Small FAQ about download

Book files are stored on servers owned by you?
No. We do not store files, because it is prohibited. Our site uses the API of third-party sites that store files. That is, we are doing the same thing as Google, only within the framework of one subject. Third-party sites are multimedia services that allow you to read and download e-books. By subscribing, you get access to a huge library of multimedia content, which is updated daily. Services are fully optimized for all platforms - iOS, Android and PC.
If there is a choice of file format, which format is better to download?
Modern smartphones and computers can read files of any format. But the most compatible is the *.PDF format. For example, the PDF format can be read Mozilla Firefox browser without any additions.
How long will the file be downloaded?
Very fast. We regularly check (this is a fully automatic process) the availability of servers, the links to which we offer you. If the server does not provide a quick download, then we remove it from the list.
Does the electronic version of the book completely replace the paper version?
Of course not. Best of all, if after reading an e-book, you buy a paper version of Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby. Read the book on paper - it is quite a powerful experience.

All downloaded files are checked

EPUB

careless.people.murder.mayhem.invention.great.gatsby.epub

  • MD5: 270e3e56116dda76ea0178e7455394df
  • SHA1: 77164850cac8c9436775285107af4b4307db7233
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
PDF

careless.people.murder.mayhem.invention.great.gatsby.pdf

  • MD5: efba978760d427cd029facff6185c5fa
  • SHA1: 13ca1fdf6ed0c39e8ef055d99af47732400f98b3
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
FB2

careless.people.murder.mayhem.invention.great.gatsby.fb2

  • MD5: cdc89c3bc6f3ee0fbc20b892bd048426
  • SHA1: 86383fed5d9476de125a03b7e6e534029fec2f71
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
MOBI

careless.people.murder.mayhem.invention.great.gatsby.mobi

  • MD5: a7cc5eef92b98e11db5fe3b3d9204eaf
  • SHA1: 8811a0effff342fe7c9078039464e1a393b76f3c
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck
DJVU

careless.people.murder.mayhem.invention.great.gatsby.djvu

  • MD5: 2d35494e6193cc9f10b2eaf7159b9a3c
  • SHA1: 22f0a8ec35d37d67d02602fe3dbe8f9f4aea0ae2
checkcheckcheckcheckcheck