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The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
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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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780743273565 (0743273567)
ASIN: 743273567
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 180
Edition language: English
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BagEndBooks
BagEndBooks rated it
3.0 The Great Gatsby
This is an odd one. The writing is enchanting, and I don't mind Nick, but the other characters are very nasty. Gatsby himself is depressing. He didn't ask the girl who he thought he loved to marry her while he had her, and when she got tired of waiting for him, he was unwilling to give up his drea...
Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it
5.0 "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it
4.0
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 ...
NiWa
NiWa rated it
5.0 Der Geist der Golden Twenties
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...
Jocelyn (The Reading World)
Jocelyn (The Reading World) rated it
0.0 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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...
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