The Great Neck home where F. Scott Fitzgerald began writing "The Great Gatsby" in the early 1920s is on the market for $3.88 million, says one of the listing agents for the property.
Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda, rented the home from 1922 to 1924, and Fitzgerald wrote the early chapters of the classic in a room above the garage that is now one of the home's seven bedrooms, says Nurit Weiss of Coldwell Banker Moves, who is listing the property with Inbar Mitzman.
Author Maureen Corrigan writes about the time Fitzgerald spent in the house and the work he did there in her new book "So We Read On: How the Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures" (Back Bay, $16).
Great Neck and Kings Point served as the inspiration for the novel's nouveau-riche West Egg, a counterpoint to the old-money East Egg, or Sands Point.
The Mediterranean-style home, built in 1918, has been renovated through the years, but still retains many original details, including arched windows and a wood-burning fireplace.