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...d’s drinking increased, which inspired the myth that he was an irresponsible writer. Although Fitzgerald was an alcoholic, he wrote while sober; and since he was a painstaking reviser, Fitzgerald’s works of fiction went through layers upon layers of drafts. In 1924, desiring a change of scenery for a spark of creativity and inspiration, Fitzgerald moved to France, where he wrote his finest work, The Great Gatsby. Although The Great Gatsby was well-received when it was published, it was not until the 1950s and ‘60s that it achieved its deserving stature as the definitive portrait of the “Roaring Twenties,” as well as one of the greatest American novels ever written. Fitzgerald and Zelda were enroute to Paris when The Great Gatsby was published, which proved an advanced technique of Fitzgerald’s with the complex structure and controlled narrative point of view.
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