Harper Muse 2022

The Painted Gatsby

One volume of a luxe collection called “Pretty Books Painted Editions” that also includes The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Frankenstein, and The Return of Sherlock Holmes, this Great Gatsby features a cover by painter Laci Fowler, gold foil pages, ribbon markers, and sculptured embossing.


The painting depicts Gatsby at the end of his dock, gazing at the green light across the bay while his mansion blazes with party lights behind him. A good scene.


Hard to justify the existence of this edition except as a cash grab—the book retails for $34.99.

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