Gatsby’s Final Passage: As Written by F. Scott
I don’t have a lot to say today, so I’ll let the photo below explain today’s post.
I’ve mentioned before that The Great Gatsby is my favorite book. Though I’ve yet to re-read it as part of this list, I’ll occasionally post about it. When I saw this photo, I knew I had to write about it here.
The following is the final passage of The Great Gatsby in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s handwriting (credit to Roger Ebert’s blog). I’ve also included it in plain type below the photo in case you haven’t read the book.
Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—to-morrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther. . . . And one fine morning——
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
How cool is that image?
(F. Scott Image: Wikimedia Commons)