The Great Gatsby by F Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

byF Scott Fitzgerald

Mass Market Paperback | July 30, 2013

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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.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1941) was one of the literary titans of the 20th century. A member of the “Lost Generation” of the 1920s, Fitzgerald’s writings best captured what he termed “The Jazz Age,” a period of declining traditional American values, prohibition and speakeasies, and great leaps in modernist trends.
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Title:The Great GatsbyFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 7.1 × 4.3 × 0.5 inPublished:July 30, 2013Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0241965675

ISBN - 13:9780241965672

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Classic The writing style of the book is amazingly done. However the story is not as great it is a very slow read and it seems like nothing ever happens.
Date published: 2017-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Wonderful classic well written Great touching story. do read!
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Classic Beautifully written, and American classic. It's value really lies in the atmosphere it creates that reflects what it would have felt like to be a man trying to make his way during/after the great depression in America. The story is slow, but it is unique and worth the read. Also the artwork on this particular cover is quite beautiful. My first copy of this novel was one with the original artwork from the first printing; although that was a lovely find, this cover particular cover is much nicer to look at. Aesthetic, I know, but since this story is somewhat about that, it feels like an important note.
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great! If only all men could be like gatsby!
Date published: 2017-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautifully written I would recommend you read this book for the writing style and they literary elements rather than the story because the plot in itself is pretty boring and somewhat cliché, but the writing is exquisite.
Date published: 2017-01-01