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The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald


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PUBLISHED: 26th January 2006
ISBN: 9780141023434
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Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach! Everybody who is anybody is seen at his parties. For Gatsby, always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled.
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  • Paperback
    $14.39
PUBLISHED: 26th January 2006
ISBN: 9780141023434
ANNOTATION:
Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach! Everybody who is anybody is seen at his parties. For Gatsby, always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled.

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Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach! Everybody who is anybody is seen at his parties. For Gatsby, always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled.

Publisher Description

Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach - Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing and debating his mysterious character. For Gatsby - young, handsome, fabulously rich - always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret- a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.

Author Biography

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University, which he left in 1917 to join the army. He was said to have epitomized the Jazz Age, which he himself defined as 'a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their traumatic marriage and her subsequent breakdowns became the leading influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work); six volumes of short stories and The Crack Up, a selection of autobiographical pieces.

Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a 'generation'. . . he might have interpreted and even guided them, as in their midle years they saw a different and nobler freedom threatened with destruction.'

Review

James Dickey Now we have an American masterpiece in its final form: the original crystal has shaped itself into the true diamond. This is the novel as Fitzgerald wished it to be, and so it is what we have dreamed of, sleeping and waking

Product Details

Pages
192
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2006
ISBN-10
0141023430
ISBN-13
9780141023434
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2006-01-26
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Edition
1st
Author
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Short Title
GRT GATSBY
Series
Penguin Classics
Residence
US