Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald (Paperback)

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Description

This edition of The Great Gatsby contains pictures and an extensive section on Fitzgerald's life and works.

Product Details

Barcode
9781847496140
Department
Books
Released
20 Oct 2016
Supply Source
South Africa

Book

Author
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Alma Books Ltd
Series
Alma Classics Evergreens
Language
English
Number of Pages
256
Dimensions
198 x 128 x 128mm (216g)

Annotation

This edition of The Great Gatsby contains pictures and an extensive section on Fitzgerald's life and works.

Summary

Invited to an extravagantly lavish party in a Long Island mansion, Nick Carraway, a young bachelor who has just settled in the neighbouring cottage, is intrigued by the mysterious host, Jay Gatsby, a flamboyant but reserved self-made man with murky business interests and a shadowy past. As the two men strike up an unlikely friendship, details of Gatsby's impossible love for a married woman emerge, until events spiral into tragedy.

Regarded as Fitzgerald's masterpiece and one of the greatest novels of American literature, The Great Gatsby is a vivid chronicle of the excesses and decadence of the “Jazz Age”, as well as a timeless cautionary critique of the American dream.

Fiction

General Subject
Literature/Classics
BISAC Subject 1
Fiction / Classics
BIC Classification 1
Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
Library Subject 1
First loves - Fiction
Library Subject 2
Rich people - Fiction - New York State - New York
Dewey Classification
813.52
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Considered one of the finest American writers of the twentieth century, F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was the author of various novels and short stories chronicling life in the US during the Roaring Twenties.

Review Quotes

It seems to me the first step that American fiction has taken since Henry James. -- TS Eliot He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a generation. * The New York Times *