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Simon Called Peter is a novel by Robert Keable (1887-1927) [1] which was a best-seller in 1921.[2] The title is a reference to Simon Peter the apostle and first Pope of the Catholic Church.

The book was controversial at its introduction due to its sexual and religious content; it was made into a play by Jules Eckert Goodman and Edward Knoblock[3]; it had a short run in Chicago. [4] The novel was followed by a sequel, Recompense, published in 1924 [5] and made into a 1925 motion picture with the same title, directed by Harry Beaumont.[6]

This book is alluded to inThe Great Gatsby. Nick Carraway, the narrator, reads a chapter and claims that "either it was terrible stuff or the whiskey distorted things, because it didn't make any sense to me."[7]


  1. ^ [1] Time Magazine, Jan 2, 1928
  2. ^ Great War Fiction by George Simmer
  3. ^ [2] Time Magazine, Aug. 18, 2004
  4. ^ Internet Broadway Database
  5. ^ [3] Time April 21, 1924.
  6. ^ Harry Beaumont Filmography
  7. ^ The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald, F. Scott. Scribner. 2004

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