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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: 9781451689433 (1451689438)
ASIN: 1451689438
Publisher: Scribner
Pages no: 180
Edition language: English
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Passionate about Books!
Passionate about Books! rated it
1.0 The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I only read this because it was required reading in my son's English class, and I like to read what he is reading so we can discuss it together if he wants. I was not a fan and almost gave up on it. Then they watched the movie in class, and I decided to give that a try, and couldn't get past the fir...
Blog of love, inspiration & kindness
Blog of love, inspiration & kindness rated it
4.0 The Great Gatsby
You can have all the money in the world, you can be the richest person in one of the richest cities in the world, and you can be the richest person in your neighborhood, and yet you still cannot find happiness and be happy, for money can buy many things, money can buy luxury, money can buy big mansi...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 Ruthless Pursuit: "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
(Original review, 1981-04-30)“The Great Gatsby” is essentially a love story. Daisy turns out to be as unattainable to Jay as Beatrice was to Dante but this being the US, the hero doesn't elevate his idol to muse status; instead he embarks on a ruthless pursuit that ends up destroying him.It's diffic...
"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
5.0 The Great Gatsby and the American Dream
The Great Gatsby doesn't need a review from me or anyone else in 2018, but on a recent reread, I found it very compelling in thinking about today's world. It speaks to many of the issues we're coping with even now -- namely the super-rich or 1% and the frivolity of wealth as well as the American Dre...
Tami
Tami rated it
4.5 A quite sad story.
I didn't expect to pity Jay Gatsby. But that is what I felt. I never saw any of the movies, so I had the totally wrong expectation. I really detested Daisy. She deserved Tom. They deserved each other. But Jay Gatsby did not deserve what came to him. A great story. About infatuation, a romantic...
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