- Publisher: William Collins
- Format: Paperback | 192 pages
- Dimensions: 149mm x 214mm x 19mm | 358g
- Publication date: 2 July 2013
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0007368658
- ISBN 13: 9780007368655
- Sales rank: 353
The Great American Novel of love and betrayal in the Jazz Age is now a major film. Considered one of the all-time great American works of fiction, Fitzgerald's glorious yet ultimately tragic social satire on the Jazz Age encapsulates the exuberance, energy and decadence of an era. After the war, the mysterious Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire pursues wealth, riches and the lady he lost to another man with stoic determination. He buys a mansion across from her house and throws lavish parties to try and entice her. When Gatsby finally does reunite with Daisy Buchanan, tragic events are set in motion. Told through the eyes of his detached and omnipresent neighbour and friend, Nick Carraway, Fitzgerald's succinct and powerful prose hints at the destruction and tragedy that awaits.
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Regarded as one of the most celebrated writers of the American 20th century, Fitzgerald's gift was his ability to capture the very essence of the American experience in his writing, with his most famous novel The Great Gatsby, lauded as a classic even today.
By Maggie Swithenbank 25 Apr 2012
I agree--this edition has an extremely small font size. Made for difficult reading but the story is rivetting. Complex characters and well worth the read. So looking forward to seeing the movie coming out in Dec 2012 starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Gatsby.
By Channellie 25 Dec 2011
Having frequently heard 'The Great Gatsby' being referenced in pop culture, I decided to read it.
I wasn't disappointed.
An easy, interesting read that revolves around the great Jay Gatsby and his neighbour (and narrator) Nick Carraway. Read it quickly as I was engrossed in the story line. Look forward to reading it many more times to analyse the characters and their development, as they are complex and engaging.
Be warned, this edition has small font!