January 17, 2022

New Online: Princeton U. Library Releases Digitized Manuscript of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s First Novel

From The Daily Princetonian:

The original manuscript of American author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s first novel, “This Side of Paradise,” has been digitized and made publicly accessible online, the Princeton University Library announced today. The digitization was timed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the day Fitzgerald became a freshman at Princeton on Sept. 24, 1913.


[Don] Skemer [the university’s curator of manuscripts] said he hopes to digitize the original manuscripts of all of Fitzgerald’s novels. He did not encounter copyright difficulties with “This Side of Paradise” because it was published in 1920 and is in the public domain. Due to the national copyright law revision, he would need to secure the permission of Fitzgerald’s estate to digitize each of the author’s novels published after 1923.

Direct to Digitized Manuscript
1917-1919 (637 Leaves) ||| 1918 (224 Typescript Pages) 

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