Posted on April 11, 2023 at 8:56 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Yesterday was the 98th anniversary of the publication of The Great Gatsby.

As we're all aware, it has become a movie several times, but did you know that one adaptation dates back to F. Scott Fitzgerald's era?

In fact, the first adaptation — in 1926, the year after publication — was a silent movie that received moderate praise from critics.

(From its author's wife, however, it received a scathing review: "It’s ROTTEN and awful and terrible.")

Literary Hub, in sharing this story, also shares the bad news that we modern views can't be the judge; the film has been lost to history, except its trailer ... which you can watch on YouTube.

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