The Great Gatsby - Penguin F Scott Fitzgerald Hardback Collection (Hardback)
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The Great Gatsby - Penguin F Scott Fitzgerald Hardback Collection (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 04/11/2010
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Only Gatsby, the man who gives his name to this book, was exempt from my reaction – Gatsby who represented everything for which I have unaffected scorn. If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of those intricate machines that measure earthquakes ten thousand miles away.

The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald's brilliant fable of the hedonistic excess and tragic reality of 1920s America.T

hese sumptuous new hardback editions mark the 70th anniversary of Fitzgerald's death.

Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. 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 for the one thing that will always be out of his reach. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.

Like Jay Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) has acquired a mythical status in American literary history, and his masterwork The Great Gatsby is considered by many to be the 'great American novel'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre, dubbed 'the first American Flapper', and their traumatic marriage and Zelda's gradual descent into insanity became the leading influence on his writing. As well as many short stories, Fitzgerald wrote five novels This Side of ParadiseThe Great GatsbyThe Beautiful and the DamnedTender is the Night and, incomplete at the time of his death, The Last Tycoon. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'in fact and in the literary sense he created a "generation"'.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141194059
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 396 g
Dimensions: 204 x 138 x 28 mm

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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

Paperback edition
19th April 2012
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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

Paperback edition
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

Paperback edition
13th May 2012
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