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This is Fitzgerald's first novel, previously titled The Romantic Egoist, published to immediate success.
This book is as much about human nature, our understanding or lack of understanding of ourselves, and the ups and downs of modern society, as it is about setting, which is sometimes ill-percieved as the plot. I highly recommend reading this book because not only is it entertaining, but also useful towards our own reflection.--Submitted by Anonymous.
The Egotist Becomes a Personage
"A fathom deep in sleep I lie
With old desires, restrained before, To clamor lifeward with a cry,
As dark flies out the greying door; And so in quest of creeds to share I seek assertive day again...
But old monotony is there:
Endless avenues of rain.
Oh, might I ……
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