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The Great Gatsby

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Fitzgerald’s glittering Jazz Age masterpiece

Jay Gatsby is a self-made man, famed for his decadent champagne-drenched parties. Despite being surrounded by Long Island’s bright and beautiful, Gatsby longs only for Daisy Buchanan. In shimmering prose, Fitzgerald shows Gatsby pursue his dream to its tragic conclusion. The Great Gatsby is an elegiac and exquisite portrait of the American Dream.

About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 -1940) is widely considered the poet laureate of the Jazz Age. He wrote many short stories and four novels, This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and The Great Gatsby. An unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon, was published posthumously.

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A cautionary tale of wealth greed & love

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  • Appropriate For School
  • Easy To Read
  • Promotes Good Values
  • Thought Provoking
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    Comments about The Great Gatsby:

    Fitzgerald's clear yet captivating prose paints a vibrant image of the headonistic youth of 1920's New York, while also teaching the reader a valuable lesson on wealth and the corruption that it brings.

    What I love most about this book is that - at the crux - it is a love story. Gatsby, despite his extravagant lifestyle and suspicious income, should seem alien to the average reader. Yet as the book moves forward he becomes increasingly human and wretched as his one true weakness is revealed - love.

    I highly recommend reading this classic short tale. Prepare to be both entertained and surprised at the journey it will take you on.

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    The Great Read

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        A beautiful and insightful read. This book is timeless and how it is written- spectacular. Am so happy we are studying this book in class, there are so many points and aspects in the book that can be analysed. honestly a great read.

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        Perfect cover for an amazing novel

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        absolutely love the Vintage edition cover - it suits the ambience of the novel perfectly.

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        Must read classic

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            Great book, light reading and beautiful language.

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            "One of the greatest works of American literature...a timeless evocation of the allure, corruption and carelessness of wealth."
            "-- The Times

            ""It is a marvellously suggestive novel... a parable of modern America, and by extension of modern life."
            --A. N. Wilson", Daily Telegraph

            ""The first and greatest modern novel, it has beautiful women, lavish parties, romance, betrayal and murder woven together in an intricately structured plot. A prescient comment on the dying days of a gilded age that is brilliant entertainment with a very eloquent insight"."
            --Mirror
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            F. Scott Fitzgerald

            Fitzgerald was a bright, handsome and ambitious boy, the pride and joy of his parents and especially his mother. He attended the St. Paul Academy, and when he was 13 he saw his first piece of writing appear in print: a detective story published in the school newspaper. In 1911, when Fitzgerald was 15 years old, his parents sent him to the Newman School, a prestigious Catholic preparatory school in New Jersey. There he met Father Sigourney Fay, who noticed his incipient talent with the written word and encouraged him to pursue his literary ambitions.

            After graduating from the Newman School in 1913, Fitzgerald decided to stay in New Jersey to continue his artistic development at Princeton University. At Princeton, he firmly dedicated himself to honing his craft as a writer, writing scripts for Princeton's famous Triangle Club musicals as well as frequent articles for the Princeton Tiger humor magazine and stories for the Nassau Literary Magazine. However, Fitzgerald's writing came at the expense of his coursework. He was placed on academic probation, and in 1917 he dropped out of school to join the army. Afraid that he might die in World War I with his literary dreams unfulfilled, in the weeks before reporting to duty Fitzgerald hastily wrote a novel called The Romantic Egotist. Although the publisher Charles Scribner's Sons rejected the novel, the reviewer noted its originality and encouraged Fitzgerald to submit more work in the future.

            Fitzgerald was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry and assigned to Camp Sheridan outside of Montgomery, Alabama. It was there that he met and fell in love with a beautiful 18-year-old girl named Zelda Sayre, the daughter of an Alabama Supreme Court judge. The war ended in 1919, before Fitzgerald was ever deployed, and upon his discharge he moved to New York City hoping to launch a career in advertising lucrative enough to convince Zelda to marry him. He quit his job after only a few months, however, and returned to St. Paul to rewrite his novel.

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            ISBN: 9780099541530
            ISBN-10: 009954153X
            Audience: Tertiary; University or College
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 148
            Published: 1st January 2010
            Country of Publication: GB
            Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0  x 1.0
            Weight (kg): 0.12