The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties... show more
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.
Publish date: 1999-09-30
Pages no: 180
Edition language: English
Life has begun again as it got crisp in the fall (eventually) and I decided it was time to revisit Fitzgerald's masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, prompted by his 120th birthday and an event celebrating the occasion at the Free Library of Philadelphia. I admit I sit comfortably in the choir who sing t...
Beautifully crafted, classic American novel, the mysterious, detached Gatsby is dissected through his relationships with acquaintances, friends, businessmen and father. In spite of extreme wealth, he cuts a tragic,isolated figure at times, undone by emotional attachment. The backdrop of 1920s US is ...
Nachdem Nick nach New York gezogen ist, merkt er rasch, dass er nicht nur gegenüber seiner Cousine Daisy und ihrem Mann Tom wohnt, sondern, dass er in außergewöhnlicher Nachbarschaft lebt. Sein Haus liegt direkt neben dem Anwesen einer schillernden, jedoch mysteriösen Persönlichkeit: der große Gatsb...
Well, this counts as my fourth "Great American Novel" after Catcher in the Rye, Huck Finn and Moby-Dick. (Wow, all male-centered...hmm...) Surprisingly, it was also the most emotionally resonant. I *think* I got the subtext, and I did love--occasionally--how much it felt like a relic of a lost perio...
This was another case of seeing the movie before reading the book. At first I was hesitant to actually read the book, because the movie is one of my favorites, but it was so close that it's actually surprising!The writing was a little flowery and over the top at times, but the heart of the story sta...