Modern Classics The Great Gatsby

by F Scott Fitzgerald

Penguin Uk | November 16, 2010 | Hardcover

Modern Classics The Great Gatsby is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
These sumptuous new hardback editions mark the 70th anniversary of Fitzgerald''s death. Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing and debating his mysterious character. For Gatsby - young, handsome, fabulously rich - always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing for the one thing that will always be out of his reach. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 8 × 5.45 × 1 in

Published: November 16, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Uk

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141194057

ISBN - 13: 9780141194059

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lovely edition I've had my eye on these lovely Penguin Modern Classics editions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novels and have been buying them one by one. This is The Great Gatsby dolled up in a beautiful deco dust jacket. The text size is fairly large for easy reading. Line it up with The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night, Tales of the Jazz Age, and This Side of Paradise to make your own roaring 20s collection. A big draw: not only are these novels beautiful to hold, they are also really good stories.
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Modern Classics The Great Gatsby

by F Scott Fitzgerald

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 272 pages, 8 × 5.45 × 1 in

Published: November 16, 2010

Publisher: Penguin Uk

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0141194057

ISBN - 13: 9780141194059

From the Publisher

These sumptuous new hardback editions mark the 70th anniversary of Fitzgerald''s death. Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing and debating his mysterious character. For Gatsby - young, handsome, fabulously rich - always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing for the one thing that will always be out of his reach. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.

About the Author

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. Fitzgerald was said to have epitomised the Jazz Age, an age inhabited by a generation he defined as ''grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken''. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their destructive relationship and her subsequent mental breakdowns became a major influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender is the Night and The Love of the Last Tycoon. Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940.