With the entrance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby into the public domain this month, Penguin Random House is thrilled to announce that we now publish a variety of new editions of the beloved American classic. Each features exclusive ancillary materials, including introductions by many of today’s foremost writers and thinkers that contextualize the novel within our present moment and reveal new insights into its story. Read on for more details on each Penguin Random House edition of The Great Gatsby.
AUDIENCE: Grades 7–12
Affordable price, mass market format, accessible editions, ancillary materials aimed at high school classrooms
Signet Classics | 9780593201060
Mass Market | 192 pages | $6.50
Includes a 3,500-word Introduction by Kiley Reid, author of Such a Fun Age, addressing class in Gatsby; a Foreword by Baz Luhrmann, director of the 2013 film adaptation, discussing his process of adapting the book to the screen; and an approximately 2,500-word Afterword by Christina Dalcher, author of Vox, which examines the novel through the lens of the viability of the American Dream.
Vintage Classics | 9780593312919
Mass Market | 208 pages | $6.50
A student edition for middle and high school with a new Introduction by bestselling novelist John Grisham. Also includes study questions, new typesetting, and standard text.
Penguin Classics | 9780143136330
Premium Mass Market | 224 pages | $9.99
Fitzgerald’s original text is accompanied by a 6,000-word Foreword with Suggestions for Further Reading by Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko, that addresses how gender, race, class, and sexuality complicate the pursuit of the American Dream. Edited and with Notes by Philip McGowan. Commentaries by Jennifer Buehler, past ALAN president, include Suggestions for Further Exploration, highlighting and annotating in four thematic sections a wide variety of resources that can be used in the classroom to explore the novel’s themes.
AUDIENCE: Advanced Placement & College
Trade format, leading scholarship, extensive notes
Penguin Classics Deluxe | 9780143136125
Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition | 192 pages | $18.00
Fitzgerald’s original text is accompanied by a 6,000-word Foreword and Suggestions for Further Reading by Min Jin Lee, author of Pachinko, that addresses how gender, race, class, and sexuality complicate the pursuit of the American Dream, and is edited and with notes by Philip McGowan, executive board member of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society and a senior lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast.
Modern Library | 9780593133552
Trade Paperback | 192 pages | $17.00
Includes a 2,000-word introduction by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and critic Wesley Morris, which casts the book as a novel of ideas ahead of its time and explores the book’s treatment of identity and performance, as well as discussion questions that ask readers to consider the history of the book, its impact on American culture, and contemporary responses and reevaluations of the text.
Vintage Classics | 9780593311844
Trade Paperback | 192 pages | $16.00
This affordable trade edition with striking cover includes new typesetting of the standard text, with a new introduction by John Grisham, author of 30 novels, one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and six novels for young readers.
AUDIENCE: College and School & Academic Libraries
Everyman’s Library | 9781101908297
Hardcover | 208 pages | $22.00
This handsome, durable hardcover edition with excellent ancillary materials includes an Introduction by Malcolm Bradbury, novelist, critic, television dramatist, professor of American studies at the University of East Anglia, and author of a number of critical works, humor, and satire. Also include decorative endpapers, a silk ribbon marker, a European-style half-round spine, and acid-free paper with an up-to-date bibliography and complete chronology of the author’s life and works.