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F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940)

Autore di Il grande Gatsby

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F(rancis) Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896. He was educated at Princeton University and served in the U.S. Army from 1917 to 1919, attaining the rank of second lieutenant. In 1920 Fitzgerald married Zelda Sayre, a young woman of the upper class, and they had a mostra altro daughter, Frances. Fitzgerald is regarded as one of the finest American writers of the 20th Century. His most notable work was the novel, The Great Gatsby (1925). The novel focused on the themes of the Roaring Twenties and of the loss of innocence and ethics among the nouveau riche. He also made many contributions to American literature in the form of short stories, plays, poetry, music, and letters. Ernest Hemingway, who was greatly influenced by Fitzgerald's short stories, wrote that Fitzgerald's talent was "as fine as the dust on a butterfly's wing." Yet during his lifetime Fitzgerald never had a bestselling novel and, toward the end of his life, he worked sporadically as a screenwriter at motion picture studios in Los Angeles. There he contributed to scripts for such popular films as Winter Carnival and Gone with the Wind. Fitzgerald's work is inseparable from the Roaring 20s. Berenice Bobs Her Hair and A Diamond As Big As The Ritz, are two short stories included in his collections, Tales of the Jazz Age and Flappers and Philosophers. His first novel The Beautiful and Damned was flawed but set up Fitzgerald's major themes of the fleeting nature of youthfulness and innocence, unattainable love, and middle-class aspiration for wealth and respectability, derived from his own courtship of Zelda. This Side of Paradise (1920) was Fitzgerald's first unqualified success. Tender Is the Night, a mature look at the excesses of the exuberant 20s, was published in 1934. Much of Fitzgerald's work has been adapted for film, including Tender is the Night , The Great Gatsby, and Babylon Revisited which was adapted as The Last Time I Saw Paris by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1954. The Last Tycoon, adapted by Paramount in 1976, was a work in progress when Fitzgerald died of a heart attack on December 21, 1940, in Hollywood, California. Fitzgerald is buried in the historic St. Mary's Cemetery in Rockville, Maryland. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
Fonte dell'immagine: F. Scott Fitzgerald Papers, Manuscripts Division,
Dept. of Rare Books and Special Collections,
Princeton University Library
(photo courtesy of Princeton University)


Opere di F. Scott Fitzgerald

Il grande Gatsby (1925) 72,069 copie
Tenera è la notte (1934) 12,907 copie
Di qua dal Paradiso (1920) 9,415 copie
Belli e dannati (1922) 6,198 copie
Gli ultimi fuochi (1941) 2,585 copie
The Crack-Up (1945) 915 copie
Racconti dell'età del jazz (1922) 829 copie
The Chosen and the Beautiful (2021) — Author of source material — 800 copie
Maschiette e filosofi (1920) 746 copie
28 racconti (1951) 520 copie
I racconti di Pat Hobby (1962) 447 copie
Six Tales of the Jazz Age (1960) 273 copie
On Booze (2011) 192 copie
The Collected Short Stories (1986) 176 copie
Crepuscolo di uno scrittore (1957) 165 copie
Bits of Paradise (1973) 158 copie
Magnetism (1996) 100 copie
Taps at Reveille (1935) 90 copie
All the Sad Young Men (1926) 89 copie
May Day (1920) 88 copie
The Rich Boy (2001) 71 copie
I taccuini (1978) 69 copie
Gatsby Girls (2013) 69 copie
A Short Autobiography (2011) 69 copie
The Fitzgerald Reader (1963) 68 copie
Stories for Summer (1987) 58 copie
Sogni d'inverno (1900) 54 copie
Love in the Night (1994) 52 copie
21 Essential American Short Stories (2011) — Collaboratore — 24 copie
The Popular Girl (2005) 21 copie
The Offshore Pirate (2004) 20 copie
Romanzi (1983) 19 copie
La Sorcière rousse (2002) 18 copie
Love boat (1983) 17 copie
The Ice Palace [short story] (2004) — Autore — 17 copie
Forgotten Fitzgerald (2014) 15 copie
Benjamin Button'in Tuhaf Hikayesi (2020) — Autore — 13 copie
Een dag in mei (2013) 10 copie
Poems 1911-1940 (1981) 10 copie
Head And Shoulders (2004) 8 copie
Wiedersehen mit Babylon. (1981) 8 copie
Selected Short Stories (1973) 8 copie
Five by Fitzgerald (2011) 7 copie
Parties (2020) 7 copie
The Cut-Glass Bowl (2009) 7 copie
Three Comrades [1938 film] (1938) — Screenwriter — 7 copie
Meistererzählungen. (2002) 6 copie
Thank You for the Light (2012) 5 copie
A New Leaf (2015) 5 copie
Contes de l'âge du jazz (2009) 5 copie
The Camel's Back (2010) 5 copie
Dalyrimple Goes Wrong (2009) 5 copie
Crazy Sunday 5 copie
Los mejores cuentos (2009) 5 copie
Short Stories Collection (2016) 5 copie
Winterträume (2009) 4 copie
Porcelain and Pink (2014) 4 copie
The Bedside Esquire (1940) 4 copie
De rijke jongen (2013) 4 copie
Benediction (2008) 4 copie
Eclats du paradis (1977) 4 copie
Short Stories (2016) 4 copie
The Sensible Thing (2020) 4 copie
Die Romane. 5 Bde (2006) 4 copie
"O Russet Witch!" (1922) 4 copie
I racconti (2013) 4 copie
Historier fra jazztiden (2013) 4 copie
Der letzte Kuss (detebe) (2009) 4 copie
The Late Gatsby (2012) 4 copie
Novels 3 copie
The I.O.U. 3 copie
Suave e a noite (1996) 3 copie
Essential Fitzgerald CD (2006) 3 copie
Cuentos reunidos (2010) 3 copie
The Four Fists (2020) 3 copie
Gesammelte Erzählungen (2009) 3 copie
Fuori dai giochi (2014) 3 copie
Den charmiska flappern (1998) 3 copie
A change of class (2016) 3 copie
The Lees of Happiness (2008) — Autore — 3 copie
Velikii Getsbi (2019) 2 copie
20. Los mejores cuentos (2012) 2 copie
Cuentos 2 copie
Caz Cagi Öyküleri (2018) 2 copie
El pagaré (2021) 2 copie
Caz Çağı Öyküleri (2021) 2 copie
The price was high (2000) 2 copie
Liebe in der Nacht (2015) 2 copie
An Alcoholic Case (1937) 2 copie
Den sista skönheten (1997) 2 copie
Noveller 2 copie
Last Kiss [short story] (2017) 2 copie
Mr. Icky (2016) 1 copia
Gli anni della crisi (2014) 1 copia
Die besten Stories (1954) 1 copia
Son Dus 1 copia
Gretchen's Forty Winks (2016) 1 copia
The Scandal Detectives (2016) 1 copia
Niño Bien 1 copia
Cuentos rebeldes (2022) 1 copia
Sevecendir Gece (2014) 1 copia
La Fêlure 1 copia
The Dial, Vol. 1. — owner — 1 copia
A Luckless Santa Claus (2008) 1 copia
Fyra amerikanska klassiker från Novellix (2017) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Pat Hobby em Hollywood (1993) 1 copia
More Than Just a House (2015) 1 copia
Den sidste mogul (2008) 1 copia
Bedankt voor het vuurtje (2013) 1 copia
Nessun titolo 1 copia
Cennetin Bu Yakasi (2017) 1 copia
Maipüha : kolm juttu (2011) 1 copia
Two Wrongs (2019) 1 copia
Jacob's Ladder (2015) 1 copia
To Die For (2015) 1 copia
Früher Erfolg (2012) 1 copia
Great Gatsby Minibook (2021) 1 copia
Getsbi i madh 1 copia
Tre romaner (2023) 1 copia
Cuentos selectos (2015) 1 copia

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Writing New York: A Literary Anthology (1998) — Collaboratore — 278 copie
The Treasury of American Short Stories (1981) — Collaboratore — 269 copie
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Vampires, Wine, and Roses (1997) — Collaboratore — 155 copie
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Collaboratore — 152 copie
The Pocket Book of Modern American Short Stories (1943) — Collaboratore — 145 copie
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An Anthology of Famous American Stories (1953) — Collaboratore — 138 copie
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The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century Ghost Stories (1996) — Collaboratore — 70 copie
Great Esquire Fiction (1983) — Collaboratore — 70 copie
200 Years of Great American Short Stories (1975) — Collaboratore — 69 copie
The Platform Edge: Uncanny Tales of the Railways (2019) — Collaboratore — 59 copie
More Stories to Remember, Volumes I & II (1958) — Collaboratore — 58 copie
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Great Classic Stories: 22 Unabridged Classics (2005) — Collaboratore — 53 copie
Reading for Pleasure (1957) — Collaboratore — 51 copie
Art of Fiction (1967) — Collaboratore — 51 copie
The Oxford Book of Sea Stories (1994) — Collaboratore — 50 copie
The Bedside Tales: A Gay Collection (1945) — Collaboratore — 46 copie
The Faber Book of Gardens (2007) — Collaboratore — 45 copie
The Lucifer Society (1971) — Collaboratore — 42 copie
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Collaboratore — 39 copie
Innocent Merriment: An Anthology of Light Verse (1942) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni37 copie
Fifty Best American Short Stories 1915-1965 (1965) — Collaboratore — 36 copie
Antaeus No. 75/76, Autumn 1994 - The Final Issue (1994) — Collaboratore — 32 copie
The Great Gatsby [2000 TV movie] (2000) — Original novel — 30 copie
50 Best American Short Stories 1915-1939 (1939) — Collaboratore — 28 copie
Short Stories of the Sea (1984) — Collaboratore — 27 copie
American short stories, 1820 to the present (1952) — Collaboratore — 26 copie
Studies in Fiction (1965) — Collaboratore — 22 copie
Confederate Battle Stories (Civil War Series) (1992) — Collaboratore — 19 copie
Oz-Story, No. 1 (1995) — Autore — 18 copie
The Girls from Esquire (1952) — Collaboratore — 18 copie
Love Stories (1975) — Collaboratore — 18 copie
The Last Tycoon [1976 film] (2003) — Orginal novel — 17 copie
Great Classic Stories II: Eighteen Unabridged Classics (2010) — Collaboratore — 16 copie
The Saturday Evening Post Book of the Sea and Ships (1978) — Collaboratore — 16 copie
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Love Stories: Classic Tales of Romance (2010) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
Story to Anti-Story (1979) — Collaboratore — 13 copie
31 Stories (1960) — Collaboratore — 12 copie
A Cavalcade of Collier's (1959) — Collaboratore — 10 copie
A Treasury of Doctor Stories (1946) — Collaboratore — 9 copie
Moderne Amerikaanse verhalen (1982) — Collaboratore — 9 copie
Amerika, Amerika bloemlezing — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Great Tales of City Dwellers (1955) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
The Caedmon Short Story Collection (2001) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
More Stories to Remember, Volume IV (1958) — Collaboratore — 8 copie
Tender is the Night [1962 film] (2013) — Original book — 7 copie
Modern American Short Stories (1987) — Collaboratore — 7 copie
Bernice Bobs Her Hair [1976 film] (1976) — Original book — 6 copie
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The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Collaboratore — 5 copie
Huivering wekken : 26 onthutsende verhalen (1982) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
The Best from Cosmopolitan — Collaboratore — 4 copie
The Great Gatsby [1949 film] (2015) — Autore — 3 copie
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Wives and Lovers — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Modern Short Stories — Collaboratore — 3 copie
Aces: A Collection of Short Stories (1924) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Great Tales of the Far West (1956) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Worlds Greatest Classics (Box Set of 4 Books) (2021) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Husbands and Lovers (1949) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Short Stories: The Timeless Collection (Unabridged) (2007) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
The College Short Story Reader (1948) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Enjoying Stories (1987) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
O Pioneers! / The Great Gatsby / The Good Earth (1989) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Trumps: A Collection of Short Stories — Collaboratore — 1 copia
Short Stories: The Nostalgia Collection (2008) — Collaboratore — 1 copia
The Ethnic Image in Modern American Literature, 1900-1950 (1984) — Collaboratore — 1 copia


Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Nome legale
Fitzgerald, Francis Scott Key
Altri nomi
D'Invilliers, Thomas Parke
Data di nascita
Data di morte
Luogo di sepoltura
Rockville Union Cemetery, Rockville, Maryland, USA (1940)
St. Mary's Cemetery, Rockville, Maryland, USA (1975, reburied at the family plot)
Luogo di nascita
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Luogo di morte
Hollywood, California, USA
Causa della morte
heart attack
Luogo di residenza
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Buffalo, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA
Towson, Maryland, USA
Hollywood, California, USA
Hackensack, New Jersey, USA (mostra tutto 10)
Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Paris, France
Encino, California, USA
Holy Angels Convent
Nardin Academy
St. Paul Academy
Newman School
Princeton University
Attività lavorative
short-story writer
lyricist (mostra tutto 7)
second lieutenant
Fitzgerald, Zelda (wife)
Smith, Scottie Fitzgerald (daughter)
Lanahan, Eleanor (granddaughter)
Perkins, Maxwell E. (friend)
Wilson, Edmund (friend)
Hemingway, Ernest (friend) (mostra tutto 14)
Cowley, Malcolm (friend)
Murphy, Gerald (friend)
Lardner, Ring (friend)
West, Nathanael (friend)
Bishop, John Peale (friend)
Graham, Sheilah (girlfriend)
Key, Francis Scott (cousin)
Ring, Frances Kroll (personal secretary)
United States Army
Premi e riconoscimenti
New Jersey Hall of Fame
Fitzgerald Theater
Harold Ober (1929--1940)
Breve biografia
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and short-story writer, although he was best known for his novels depicting the flamboyance and excess of the Jazz Age—a term which he coined. During his lifetime, he published four novels, four collections of short stories, and 164 short stories. Although he temporarily achieved popular success and fortune in the 1920s, Fitzgerald only received wide critical and popular acclaim after his death. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century.

Fitzgerald was born into an upper-middle-class family in St. Paul, Minnesota, but was primarily raised in New York. He attended Princeton University, but due to a failed relationship and a preoccupation with writing, he dropped out in 1917 to join the army. While stationed in Alabama, he fell in love with rich socialite Zelda Sayre. Although she initially rejected him due to his financial situation, Zelda agreed to marry Fitzgerald after he had published the commercially successful This Side of Paradise (1920).

In the 1920s, Fitzgerald frequented Europe, where he was influenced by the modernist writers and artists of the "Lost Generation" expatriate community, particularly Ernest Hemingway. His second novel, The Beautiful and Damned (1922), propelled him into the New York City elite. To maintain his lifestyle during this time, he also wrote several stories for magazines. His third novel, The Great Gatsby (1925), was inspired by his rise to fame and relationship with Zelda. Although it received mixed reviews, The Great Gatsby is now widely praised, with some even labeling it the "Great American Novel". While Zelda was placed at a mental institute for her schizophrenia, Fitzgerald completed his final novel, Tender Is the Night (1934).

Faced with financial difficulties due to the declining popularity of his works, Fitzgerald turned to Hollywood, writing and revising screenplays. After a long struggle with alcoholism, he died in 1940, at the age of 44. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon (1941), was completed by Edmund Wilson and published after Fitzgerald's death.



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Questo è un romanzo su un sogno che chiunque abbia vissuto abbastanza da "sapere come va il mondo" definirebbe assurdo. Folle. Fanciullesco. Qualunque persona di questo tipo avrebbe dissuaso un amico dal credere in quel sogno.

Eppure è difficile resistere al fascino di questo sogno. Perché? Perché ha la forza dei sogni dell'adolescenza, quando si è invincibili di fronte al mondo. Quando si ha la forza e l'indeterminatezza di essere qualunque cosa.

E qual è questo sogno? Cosa vuole Jay Gatsby? Egli vuole sposare la donna che ama, Daisy, e per farlo lui, povero soldato di umili origini, deve rendersi degno di lei agli occhi del mondo. Come? Diventando ricco, ma così ricco da non poter essere ignorato.

Ebbene, Gatsby ci riesce. Ma Daisy, desiderosa di mantenere costante il suo livello di benessere, si è già sposata con il rampollo di una ricca famiglia, Tom Buchanan. Ricco quanto rozzo, Tom condivide con molti - forse tutti - dei suoi pari la convinzione che gli arricchiti siano feccia inferiore, incapaci della loro specchiata moralità.

Ma la moralità di Tom non emerge mai dal romanzo. Mai. Tom, come Daisy d'altro canto, è terribilmente superficiale. Essere da sempre stati abituati a schioccare le dita e ad ottenere quello che volevano li ha resi incapaci di dare il giusto valore a cose e persone.

E questo abisso tra il sogno di Gatsby e la superficialità di Daisy annienterà il primo e salverà la seconda. E l'ordine - sbagliato, corrotto, ma pur sempre ordine - del mondo sarà preservato. Gatsby sapeva che il denaro non ha valore. E' ciò che possiamo comprare con il denaro a possedere il valore. E questo Daisy, donna in cerca di stabilità, e Tom, uomo fiero delle sue origini, non l'hanno mai capito.
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lasiepedimore | 1,165 altre recensioni | Jul 31, 2023 |
Il grande Gatsby è uno dei romanzi più letti al mondo, schiere di critici lo analizzano da decenni ed è assurto ormai a simbolo di un'epoca e di una generazione.
Con queste premesse mi sono approcciata alla lettura con un filo di apprensione, temevo di rimanere schiacciata dal suo valore letterario e simbolico e di non riuscire ad apprezzare l'opera in se stessa. Timori che già dopo le prime pagine si sono rivelati infondati, perché è un libro brillante e dallo stile impeccabile che riesce ad immergerci completamente nei ruggenti anni venti, fatti di eccessi e contraddizioni.
Ad incarnare in pieno lo spirito dell'epoca è Jay Gatsby, figura indimenticabile che giganteggia sugli altri e si impone come l'unico personaggio autentico in un mondo di ipocrisie ed ambiguità. In lui si dipana la parabola del sogno americano: dall'ascesa grazie ad una ferrea volontà e ad una folle ambizione, alla caduta nell'accorgersi che l'ideale che ha inseguito ossessivamente per tutta la vita non era che un'illusione; quella società scintillante che lo aveva accolto tra le sua fila nel momento del trionfo è pronta a voltargli le spalle al primo accenno di debolezza e l'amore a cui si era consacrato con devozione quasi mistica è destinato ad infrangersi a contatto con la realtà. E' una storia amarissima e senza possibilità di riscatto (forse perfino troppo per i miei gusti), che fa di Gatsby l'emblema della generazione perduta e allo stesso tempo uno degli ultimi eroi romantici.
La conclusione chiude il cerchio ed esplicita il parallelismo tra la vicenda personale di Gatsby e il destino universale degli uomini, regalandoci uno dei finali più struggenti che mi sia capitato di leggere.
Sono contenta di aver finalmente colmato questa lacuna non solo per l'importanza che riveste nella storia della letteratura ma proprio perché è genuinamente un bel libro, anche se non nelle mie corde.
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Lilirose_ | 1,165 altre recensioni | Apr 21, 2023 |
Avevo già visto il film del 2008 ma in comune hanno solo l'idea di partenza: l'adattamento cinematografico è lungo, serioso e tendente al sentimentale, il racconto invece è brillante ed ironico, quasi un divertissement; solo alla fine la storia sarà venata di amarezza, perché cosa c'è di più triste di un bambino senza futuro?
Come dico spesso, però, la leggerezza non va scambiata per superficialità: in poche pagine quest'opera riesce a mettere in ridicolo il materialismo della buona società a cavallo tra 800 e 900 e allo stesso tempo a farci riflettere sull'eterna insoddisfazione dell'esistenza, considerata una parabola discendente da qualunque punto di vista la si guardi.
E' un racconto troppo breve per lasciare il segno ma è stata una lettura gradevolissima, anche grazie alla scrittura impeccabile di Fitzgerald.
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Lilirose_ | 86 altre recensioni | Sep 14, 2022 |
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Questo resta un altro libro di cui ho sicuramente ho apprezzato di più i film (sia quello del 1974 che quello del 2013).

Io e Fitzgerald abbiamo poco feeling. Forse scrive di un ambiente troppo 'localizzato' nel tempo e nello spazio perché io riesca a immaginarlo appieno (faccio fatica a comprendere la cultura americana oggi, figurarsi quella degli anni venti!). Al contempo scrive di persone così vacue, così deprimenti, così... anonime sotto certi aspetti, che non riescono a rendere vivo il romanzo.

Non riesco a percepire quell'alchimia che mi ha trasmesso, ad esempio, Steinback, dove, pur con tutte le differenze di epoca e ambientazione, era molto più chiaro cosa facesse muovere i personaggi.

I'm not sure why there is no alchemy between Fitzgerald's novels and me (so far, I preferred his short stories), but this is one of the books for which I find the movies are far superior.

It's really a struggle for me to establish any sort of connection with his characters, as empty and vacuous as they come across, so I cannot feel sympathy or sadness or anything about their plight. I realize that this is one of the points in the story, the emptiness of these people life's, but the indifference I felt about their fate made it somewhat moot.
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JaqJaq | 1,165 altre recensioni | Jan 7, 2022 |


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Calef Brown Illustrator
BJ Harrison Narrator
Mauro Formaggio Translator
Laura Bortoluzzi Translator
Sean Murphy Narrator
Eugene Ivanov Cover artist
Scott Brick Narrator
Suzanne Mayoux Translator, Traduction
Robert Gantt Steele Cover artist
Pamela Cannon Cover designer
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Kinuko Y. Craft Cover artist
C J Foeckler Author photo
Ruoxi Chen Editor
Greg Ruth Cover artist
Christine Foltzer Cover designer
Guido Golüke Translator
Arnold Gingrich Introduction
Scottie Fitzgerald Smith Editor, Introduction
John Kuehl Editor
Penny Martin Cover artist
Julie Verhoeven Cover artist
Alan Munro Narrator
John O'Hara Introduction
Darren Gavigan Production
Stephen Fry Narrator
Catherine Cronin Rights manager
James Dickey Foreword
Charlotte Maguire Picture editor
Rupert Degas Narrator
Gavin Brammall Art director
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Pas Paschali Production editor
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