Princeton Publishes 'Great Gatsby' Manuscript Online

Users can flip through the F. Scott Fitzgerald's original manuscript

Friday, May 24, 2013  |  Updated 1:32 PM EDT
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Princeton Publishes 'Great Gatsby' Manuscript Online

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The cover of "The Great Gatsby" alongside the F. Scott Fitzgerald's original manuscript for the novel.

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Princeton University has put the manuscript and corrected galley pages of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby online.

The 1925 novel is a staple of high-school English class reading lists. A new film version starring Leonardo DiCaprio opened earlier this month.

Princeton officials say the hand-written work shows Fitzgerald's writing process. Written in cursive, readers will find crossed out thoughts throughout the original document.

The hand-written manuscript was scanned and then turned into a digital book. Visitors to the online site can flip through and zoom into the pages of the document.

There are more than 600 images of the yellowed book in the digital manuscript.

Fitzgerald studied at Princeton nearly four years, but dropped out to join the U.S. Army in 1917.

His daughter donated his papers to Princeton in 1950.

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