“The Great Gatsby” was penned by what Minnesota native?
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Answer: “The Great Gatsby” is a novel written by author F. Scott Fitzgerald and published on this day in 1925. The Great Gatsby received mixed reviews and sold poorly; in its first year, the book sold only 20,000 copies. Fitzgerald died in 1940, believing that the book was a failure. However, the novel experienced a revival during World War II, and became a part of American high school curricula and numerous stage and film adaptations in the following decades. Today, it is widely considered to be a literary classic.