The Great Gatsby



The Great Gatsby On its first publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby was largely dismissed as a light satire on Jazz Age follies Today, it is acknowledged as a masterpiece a love story, an exploration of the American dream and arguably the greatest American novel of the 20th century Narrator Nick Carraway tells the story of his neighbour Jay Gatsby, whose parties at his Long Island mansion are as lavish as his past is mysterious Yet Gatsby cares only for one of his guests his lost love Daisy Buchanan, now married and living across the bay In Fitzgerald s hands, this deceptively simple story becomes a near perfect work of art, told in hauntingly beautiful prose.Michael Dirda, a Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for The Washington Post, has written a new introduction for this edition He writes, While a great novel should possess many qualities, the most essential is certainly the ability to enchant, to cast a spell over the reader an ability possessed in full by this ever fresh, this ceaselessly magical novel Our edition also features a two page note by the director and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola recalling his work on the 1974 film adaptation, in particular his ingenious solution to the lack of dialogue between Daisy and Gatsby in the original novel Sam Wolfe Connelly, a young artist based in New York, has created a series of colour illustrations and the striking binding design The metallic endpapers and slipcase are printed with a 1920s inspired design by the artist. Read The Great Gatsby – heartforum.co.uk

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers Fitzgerald was of the self styled Lost Generation, Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I He finished four novels, left a fifth unfini Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers Fitzgerald was of the self styled Lost Generation, Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I He finished four novels, left a fifth unfinished, and wrote dozens of short stories that treat themes of youth, despair, and age He was married to Zelda Fitzgerald

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  • Paperback
  • 180 pages
  • The Great Gatsby
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • English
  • 13 October 2017
  • 0743273567

10 thoughts on “The Great Gatsby

  1. Nataliya says:

    Oh Gatsby, you old sport, you poor semi delusionally hopeful dreamer with some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life , focusing your whole self and soul on that elusive money colored green light a dream that shatters just when you are this close to it Jay Gatsby, who dreamed a dream with the passion and courage few possess and the tragedy was that it was a wrong dream colliding with reality that was evenwrong and deadly Just like the Gr...

  2. Alex says:

    The Great Gatsby is your neighbor you re best friends with until you find out he s a drug dealer It charms you with some of the most elegant English prose ever published, making it difficult to discuss the novel without the urge to stammer awestruck about its beauty It would be evidence enough to argue that F Scott Fitzgerald was superhuman, if it wasn t for the fact that we know he also wrote This Side of Paradise.But despite its magic, the rhetoric is just that, and it is a cruel facade Be The Great Gatsby is your neighbor you re best friends with until you find out he s a drug dealer It charms you with some of the most elegant English prose ever published, making it difficult to discuss the novel without the urge to stammer awestruck about its beauty It would be evidence enough to argue that F Scott Fitzgerald was superhuman, if it wasn t for the fact that we know he also wrote This Side of Paradise.But despite its magic, the rhetoric is just that, and it is a cruel facade Behind the stunning glitter lies a story with all the discontent and intensity of the early Metallica albums At its heart, The Great Gatsby throws the very nature of our desires into a harsh, shocking light There may never be a character who so epitomizes tragically misplaced devotion as Jay Gatsby, and Daisy, his devotee, plays her part with perfect, innocent malevolence Gatsby s competition, Tom Buchanan, stands aside watching, taunting and provoking with piercing vocal jabs and the con...

  3. Pollopicu says:

    This is my least favorite classic of all time Probably even my least favorite book, ever I didn t have the faintest iota of interest in neither era nor lifestyle of the people in this novela So why did I read it to begin with well, because I wanted to give it a chance I ve been surprised by many books, many a times Thought this could open a new literary door for me.Most of the novel was incomprehensibly lame I was never fully introduced to the root of the affair that existed between Gatsb This is my least favorite classic of all time Probably even my least favorite book, ever I didn t have the faintest iota of interest in neither era nor lifestyle of the people in this novela So why did I read it to begin with well, because I wanted to give it a chance I ve been surprised by many books, many a times Thought this could open a new literary door for me.Most of the novel was incomprehensibly lame I was never fully introduced to the root of the affair that existed between Gatsby and Daisy So they were in loveyeah..I ve been in love too, who cares Several times I didn t even understand where characters were when they were speaking to each other I also didn t understand the whole affair with Tom and Mrs Wilson. and something about her husband locking h...

  4. svnh says:

    After six years of these heated and polarized debates, I m deleting the reviews that sparked them Thanks for sharing your frustrations, joys, and insights with me, goodreaders Happy reading In love and good faith, always,Savannah

  5. Kemper says:

    Jay Gatsby, you poor doomed bastard You were ahead of your time If you would have pulled your scam after the invention of reality TV, you would have been a huge star on a show like The Bachelor and a dozen shameless Daisy types would have thrown themselves at you Mass media and modern fame would have embraced the way you tried to push your way into a social circle you didn t belong to in an effort to fulfill a fool s dream as your entire existence became a lie and you desperately sought to re Jay Gatsby, you poor doomed bastard You were ahead of your time If you would have pulled your scam ...

  6. Gina says:

    Over drinks, I ve observed like so many smart alecks that much of The Great Gatsby s popularity relies heavily on its shortness At a sparse 180 pages, Fitzgerald s masterpiece could be argued to be the Great American novella Gatsby, like so many other short classics, is easily readable, re readable, and assessable to everyone from the attention deficient young to mothers juggling a kid, a career, and a long held desire to catch up on all those books they should have read but haven t gotten Over drinks, I ve observed like so many smart alecks that much of The Great Gatsby s popularity relies heavily on its shortness At a sparse 180 pages, Fitzgerald s masterpiece could be argued to be the Great American novella Gatsby, like so many other short classics, is easily readable, re readable, and assessable to everyone from the attention deficient young to mothers juggling a kid, a career, and a long held desire to catch up on all those books they should have read but haven t gotten around to yet.I ve now read Gatsby three times, and I admit that on my first reading during like handfuls of others my senior year English class, I wasn t particularly fond of the book I believe I used the adjective overrated on numerous occasions Daisy Buchanan seemed like a twit of a woman, and I found Jay Gatsby to be pathetically clawing in his attempt to attain her Nick, my guide, only annoyed me further with his apparent he...

  7. emma says:

    DAISY BUCHANAN IS A GIFT TO READERS EVERYWHERE AND THE HERO OF THE GREAT GATSBY, FOR SURE, NO QUESTIONS, FIGHT ME IN THE COMMENTS IF YOU THINK YOU RE BOLD A Thinkpiece by Mehttps emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.coI ve known that Daisy effin rocks since I first read this book Fun fact my first read of this took place in the back of the fa...

  8. Inge says:

    There was one thing I really liked about The Great Gatsby.It was short.

  9. Stephen says:

    Casual, self absorbed decadence, the evaporation of social grace, money calling all the shots and memories of the past holding people hostage from the future that lies before them Yes, Mr Fitzgerald has nailed it and written one of THE great American novels This book was a surprise I LOVED it and all of the deep contradictions swimming around its heart At once a scathing indictment on the erosion of the American Dream, but also a bittersweet love letter to the unfailing optimism of the Ame Casual, self absorbed dec...

  10. LooseLips says:

    The eh GatsbyClassic Yes THE great American novel Hmph, so I heard I suppose it should make oneinterested, or at least feelcompelled to read something or re read as is the case here when it has classic and everyone else loves it stamped all over it And has a movie made out of it, though what beloved novel hasn t these days Of course, I originally read FSF s Gatsby because I was expected to for a high school English class So, even though I was never the type to do homewo The eh GatsbyClassic Yes THE great American novel Hmph, so I heard I suppose it should make oneinterested, or at least feelcompelled to read something or re read as is the case here when it has classic and everyone else loves it stamped all over it And h...

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