The Great Gatsby - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
  • The Great Gatsby - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

The Great Gatsby - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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A single summer in the Jazz Age; a group of beautiful, wealthy young things; a love triangle – these are the elements that combine and combust within the short 180 pages and single plotline of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, ‘great American novella’ The Great Gatsby. Scott Fitzgerald artfully lays capitalism bare in all its limitless, grotesque glory, the descriptions of which arrive with the reader via Nick Carraway, who observes the glitter, the frivolity and the self-deception of the elite that live it and love it. Jay Gatsby is relatively newly filthy rich, a fully paid-up member of a world that he believes can be bought and in which he wants to buy something that is not available – or is she? When Nick helps to bring his cousin Daisy Buchanan into the sphere of Gatsby, who has been obsessed with her since their fling a few years before, a taut spiral of extra marital affairs and changes of allegiance is ignited, and as it threatens to constrict its shallow, self-absorbed players, the lightness and shine of their world fast darkens and dulls.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141182636

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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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21st October 2013
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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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