The Great Gatsby

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by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/09/2008

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby brilliantly captures the disillusion of a society obsessed with wealth and status.

Young, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby appears to have it all, yet he yearns for the one thing that will always be out of his reach, the absence of which renders his life of glittering parties and bright young things ultimately hollow.

Gatsby's tragic pursuit of his dream is often cited as the Great American Novel.

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ISBN:
9780141037639
9780141037639
Category:
Classic fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-09-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Dimensions (mm):
181x112x14mm
Weight:
0.14kg
F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University, which he left in 1917 to join the army. He was said to have epitomized the Jazz Age, which he himself defined as 'a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their traumatic marriage and her subsequent breakdowns became the leading influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work); six volumes of short stories and The Crack Up, a selection of autobiographical pieces.

Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a 'generation'. . . he might have interpreted and even guided them, as in their midle years they saw a different and nobler freedom threatened with destruction.'

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    I loved 'The Great Gatsby'. The characters are so dynamic and the story is very moving. A must-read classic.

  • The great American novel

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    A pleasure to read. The rhythm and pace made it a read I couldn't put down.

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