Trimalchio

A facsimile edition of the original galley proofs for THE GREAT GATSBY.

Edited with an afterword by Matthew J. Bruccoli.

A companion to the earliest printed version of The Great Gatsby.


Trimalchio is the earliest printed‹but previously unpublished‹version of The Great Gatsby. This facsimile of the original galleys permits readers to trace Fitzgerald's achievement of the great American novel.

In I924, F. Scott Fitzgerald sent his third novel, tentatively titled "Trimalchio," to his editor, Maxwell Perkins. Fitzgerald extensively revised and rewrote the text in galley proof and -- at the urging of his editor -- selected a new title for the novel. Trimalchio is the complete clean text of The Great Gatsby as written by Fitzgerald and delivered to Scribners more than seventy-five years ago.

Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli, Emily Brown Jefferies Professor of English at the University of South Carolina and the leading authority on F. Scott Fitzgerald, Trimalchio is a facsimile of the only extant set of the novel's unrevised galley proofs. In his afterword, Bruccoli identifies the sources for the novel's characters and settings, corrects commonly accepted notions about the revision of the novel, and examines the correspondence between Perkins and Fitzgerald regarding the novel's structure and character development.

Limited edition, 500 numbered copies
6 x 24, approximately 77 galley sheets
boxed, ISBN I-57003-360-9, $75.00
To be published on April 10, 2000


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Fitzgerald Centenary Comments

This page updated 11 May 2000.
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