The Great Gatsby: F Scott Fitzgerald's former New York home goes on sale for $3.8 million

The American author is thought to have penned his masterpiece at the Long Island home

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The home at which author F Scott Fitzgerald's wrote The Great Gatsby has been put up for sale.

The property, a manor home in the village of Great Neck Estates on Long Island, New York, is priced at $3.8 million.

It's described by the AP as a seven bedroom 5,000-square-foot Mediterranean style home built in 1918.

Fitzgerald, widely considered one of the great American authors, lived in the home from 1922 to 1924 with his wife Zelda.

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It is believed that Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby, his most popular novel, while living at the property — the neighbourhood was a hotspot for the sort of socialites around which the book centres.

Zelda had described the place as "nifty little Babbitt-home at Great Neck".