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What a 1925 Ad for ‘The Great Gatsby’ Tells Us About Book Prices

If you were a Princeton undergrad in 1925, and you happened to be reading lacrosse team news from the school newspaper, you might well have stopped and glanced at this ad for the brand new novel from F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby. 
If you were to buy said novel, it would cost you $2, or $26.18 adjusted for inflation — roughly the price of a hardcover today.

Read more. [Image: Princetonian via @heyfeifer]

theatlantic:

What a 1925 Ad for ‘The Great Gatsby’ Tells Us About Book Prices

If you were a Princeton undergrad in 1925, and you happened to be reading lacrosse team news from the school newspaper, you might well have stopped and glanced at this ad for the brand new novel from F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby

If you were to buy said novel, it would cost you $2, or $26.18 adjusted for inflation — roughly the price of a hardcover today.

Read more. [Image: Princetonian via @heyfeifer]

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