The Great Gatsby

Paperback | May 1, 2012

byF Scott Fitzgerald

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A beautiful new edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald''s classic novel The Great Gatsby to coincide with the release of Baz Luhrmann''s film. ''There was music from my neighbour''s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.'' Everybody who is anybody is seen at the glittering parties held in millionaire Jay Gatsby''s mansion in West Egg, east of New York. The riotous throng congregates in his sumptuous garden, coolly debating Gatsby''s origins and mysterious past. None of the frivolous socialites understands him and among various rumours is the conviction that ''he killed a man''. A detached onlooker, Gatsby is oblivious to the speculation he creates, but always seems to be watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. As writer Nick Carraway is drawn into this decadent orbit, Gatsby''s destructive dreams and passions are revealed, leading to disturbing and tragic consequences. ''Not only a page turner and heartbreaker, it''s one of the most quintessentially American novels ever written'' Time F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St Paul, Minnesota in 1896. He studied at Princeton University before joining the army in 1917. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their traumatic relationship and subsequent breakdowns became a major 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. F. Scott Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940.

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A beautiful new edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby to coincide with the release of Baz Luhrmann's film. 'There was music from my neighbour's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.' Everybody who is anybody is seen at the glittering parties held in millionaire Jay...

F(rancis) Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896. He was educated at Princeton University and served in the U.S. Army from 1917 to 1919, attaining the rank of second lieutenant. In 1920 Fitzgerald married Zelda Sayre, a young woman of the upper class, and they had a daughter, Frances. Fitzgerald is regarded as one of the finest American writers of the 20th Century. His most notable wo...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 7.1 × 4.37 × 0.5 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141389931

ISBN - 13:9780141389936

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