“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past”
Alma Books are a fantastic independent publisher who produce some great original writing but I’m also a huge fan of their Alma Classics list. When the film of The Great Gatsby came out a couple of years ago, so did many new editions of the book, ranging from the garish to the dull but when the Alma edition landed on my desk, it was the one that became the standard for the bookshop shelves, especially as it was soon joined by similarly gorgeously-jacketed editions of Fitzgerald’s other novels. Great cover design, lovely paper and a good substantial cover with French flaps…. quite the nicest.
Gatsby is by far the best known of Fitzgerald’s books, a portrait of the Roaring 20s and a cautionary tale of the American dream. If you only read one Fitzgerald novel then read Gatsby but then read the rest and you’ll be well rewarded.
Lovely Alma Books have given me a set of F Scott Fitzgerald novels to give away as (what will be a rather belated) Christmas gift to one of my readers. The set, comprising Tender is the Night, Tales of The Jazz Age, All The Sad Young Men, The Beautiful and the Damned, This Side of Paradise and The Great Gatsby, will be a fantastic edition to your bookshelves so do enter in the usual way: leave a comment below this post and do read the terms and conditions in this post if you want to check on the rules such as they are.
The weight of this set means that I can only post them within the UK, but if you’re overseas and happy to pay the postage cost then do feel free to enter. The draw closes at 11.59pm on Monday 22nd December. UK time.