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The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
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The Great Gatsby (Paperback)

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Paperback 160 Pages / Published: 06/01/2011
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Read F Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel of love, money, revenge and betrayal set in Jazz Age America. Jay Gatsby is a self-made man, famed for his decadent champagne-drenched parties. Despite being surrounded by Long Island's bright and beautiful, he longs only for Daisy Buchanan. In shimmering prose, Fitzgerald shows Gatsby pursue his dream to its tragic conclusion in one of the 20th century's true contenders for the title of `Great American Novel'.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099541530
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 117 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 10 mm


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"The Great Gatsby remains not just one of the greatest works of American literature, but a timeless evocation of the allure, corruption and carelessness of wealth...a gilded society intoxicated by wealth, dancing its way into the Great Depression." * The Times *
"Gatsby is a connoisseur's guide to the glamour and glitter of the Jazz Age, but it's also a nearly prophetic glimpse into the world to come. Writing at the height of the boom, in the midst of the Roaring Twenties, Fitzgerald detected the ephemerality, fakery and corruption always lurking at the heart of the great American success story... A haunting meditation on aspiration, disillusionment, romantic love - and a blistering expose of the materialism, duplicity, and sexual politics driving what Fitzgerald calls America's true "business": "the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty"" -- Sarah Churchwell, * The Times *
"It is a marvellously suggestive novel...a parable of modern America, and by extension of modern life" -- AN 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 *
"His masterpiece, an elegy for the American Dream, the greatest lost cause of them all" * Los Angeles Times *

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“The Great Novel.”

There is something delicious about The Great Gatsby. It wraps you in the decadent but wholly false feel of the roaring twenties coating everything with the lyrical beauty Fitzgerald is famous for. I remember the first... More

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“The Great Gatsby is in fact great.”

I have really enjoyed this classic! The development between characters and the detailed selective narrative makes the read that every bit more enjoyable. Because every sentence is relevant to the story, it makes it a... More

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“Must Read alert!!”

Love this book! I was first introduced to it when I studied it for higher english and what a joy it was! I love F. Scott Fitzgerald's writing style as well as the characters, especially Gatsby himself. The story... More

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