On this date in 1925, The Great Gatsby was published. The book was well-received by critics, but was a commercial failure at the time. F. Scott Fitzgerald died in 1940 believing he was a failure, which is very sad given the impact he has had on readers and writers since then.
"That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong." ~F. Scott Fitzgerald