The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tony Tanner

Penguin Books Ltd | February 24, 2000 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

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Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach ... 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 that can never be fulfilled. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.

Contains explanatory notes and an introduction written by Tony Tanner.

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Published: February 24, 2000

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014191341X

ISBN - 13: 9780141913414

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from good Good book, chris browne is a noob
Date published: 2009-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from good Good book, chris browne is a noob
Date published: 2009-03-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read The Great Gatsby is possibly the most well-loved of all of Fitzgerald's books for its explorations of the American dream and lost love. Basically, the book is about a man named Gatsby who is madly in love with Daisy. Years later, he becomes rich and throws extravagant parties at his place to try and attract her. The results however, only end in the unraveling of Gatsby's beloved dream. It is not the most thrilling read; only one or two parts were really exciting, and the book paces on at a slow, leisurely place. It is not as great as I have seen reviews to make it out to be, but it certainly is a good piece of classic English literature. It is also very short, so if you are looking for a good short read, give the Great Gatsby a gander.
Date published: 2011-08-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from horrible! This has got to be one of the worst books I have ever read. From the beginning to the end, nothing is really interesting. The plot was boring and at the end it seemed like all the characters we're killed off to finish the story. I don't know how this is "a classic"
Date published: 2010-12-30
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Hard to follow If you like a book about how dramatic others peoples lives are then you will like this book. It is like a soap opera and all about the characters. Personally I did not like this book at all mostly to do with falling asleep trying to realize who is having an affair with who.
Date published: 2010-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Character Analysis This book is definitely a book all about the characters. You have to take a step back, reflect on all the events passed, and dissect all the characters to fully understand their actions. I know that is a very generalized description, but that's one what I can put it. It may not be a page turner, but it's a thinker.
Date published: 2009-09-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a fan It may be a classic, but I had to force myself to keep reading. I love to read, and I found this particular book kind of painful.
Date published: 2009-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read This Again Okay, admittedly this is a very safe pick - probably all of you were forced to read this classic of F. Scott Fitzgerald in high school. But the reason this 1920's novel is still studied is it's continued relevance to how things are today. The yearning we all feel to "live the good life", as how it's portrayed by the media, has never been stronger, so surely we can all identify with Gatsby's hunger to be accepted as part of society's elite. Of course, it's all an illusion, isn't it. As Gatsby finds out the hard way, and as the narrator and the reader come to realize. F. Scott Fitzgerald had enormous success as a young writer, and then faded quickly, dying at a relatively young age, mired in obscurity.
Date published: 2008-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from For the hopeless romantic.... I never expected to name The Great Gatsby as my favourite book of all time but when I finished it I knew that it had to be. There's something magical and lyrical about Fitzgerald's writing; its more than writing it's like art! If you're in love with love and the beauty of words then do not hesitate to pick up this book! "All I kept thinking over and over was you can't live forever, you can't live forever...."
Date published: 2008-04-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Then the book gets really good around page 120. Then it's over. So I started reading this book, and I found it really boring. Okay, there's this guy, Gatsby, who's kind of mysterious and it turns out he changed his name. Maybe I missed a crucial detail, but his "transformation" is simply not that interesting. Then the book gets really good around page 120. Then it's over.
Date published: 2008-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "They carelessly smashed up things and people..." Fitzgerald's writing is the most beautiful I've ever read! Only he could ever pen the words, "young clerks waiting in the dusk wasting the most precious moments of night and life...". the story in it's short beauty is perfect! i find no flaws in it and i highly recmmmend it to anybody with a romantic spirit.
Date published: 2008-03-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ain't we got fight club: Not really a review of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby There is much I could say about THE GREAT GATSBY that would do justice to its already established place in the literary canon. It is a great book. Even if it isn’t one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best, it still stands as one of the great novels that you can read over and over again. Given what I can’t say about it, I’ll write about what I can say about it. Fans of Chuck Palahniuk may already know this. THE GREAT GATSBY was Palahniuk’s model for FIGHT CLUB. Early on Palahniuk identified it as the book most influential on his interest and writings (Illiterary). On several other occasions he’s also remarked: “I think that the central, most American literary theme is the invention of the self. We see it in Henry James’s Bostonians; we see it in The Great Gatsby; we see it in Breakfast at Tiffany’s…” (Powells interview; see also A.V. Club interview). He also mentions it in the foreword to the latest edition of Ken Kesey’s Cuckoo’s Nest. Palahniuk’s work swirls around the reinvention of identity. Over and over again. Jay Gatsby is one of the great reinventions of identity and for what? Love. So, how surprising is this? Jay Gatsby, Daisy Buchanan, and Nick Carraway. Tyler Durden, Marla Singer, and the narrator. See my February 2008 post in the Reading Chuck Palahniuk archive for the links cited above. There are too many great lines and quotes from the novel to begin even the vaguest sample, so I won’t.
Date published: 2008-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Book The Great Gatsby is very riveting. I found myself having troubles setting it down. I decided to dip my toes into a new reading genre and I'm very glad I did so. This book gives us all some analysis and connection with certain aspects of life. I don’t know about other readers but at points you could completely empathize with the characters and what was happening to them. It truly gives an essence of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s insight on life, personalities, relationships and how they are interconnected, and in some odd cases suffocate you. At worst relationships can undermine your better judgment, and take over your sensibility. You are constantly making judgements about characters, and they change very quickly. We get to ‘know’ the characters, and feel from Nick’s view. We explore the worse and best of falling into your past. He makes you think a bit. I’m sure some would call this book tedious. I just think those people need to give it a chance and read into the societal and psychological motions. It is timeless, and you can absolutely imagine this twentieth century book with modern day issues. This is a stunning success. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I adore Fitzgerald’s writing. It's a classic.
Date published: 2007-03-07

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The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tony Tanner

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: February 24, 2000

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 014191341X

ISBN - 13: 9780141913414

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Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach ... 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 that can never be fulfilled. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.

Contains explanatory notes and an introduction written by Tony Tanner.