Few book covers are as instantly recognizable as the 1925 cover of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. In celebration of one of the literary world’s most iconic images, we are pleased to reintroduce our F. Scott Fitzgerald set of five hardcover works, wrapped in jackets that feature a reproduction of the original cover artwork that has captivated readers for nearly a century.
Originally a painting by Francis Cugat titled ‘Celestial Eyes,’ the first edition cover imagery of The Great Gatsby evokes themes of illusion and materialism present in the book and in Fitzgerald’s wider oeuvre, symbolic of an omnipresent observer looking down on a shining Jazz Age city of excess and decadence. In tones of rich blue with bright pops of color, this set will be instantly recognizable on any shelf.
As fans of books’ literary content and aesthetic design, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate the great works of Fitzgerald than with a set that showcases both the author’s words and the original artwork that brought them to life. The five hardcover books included in this set are published by Scribner.