The Great Gatsby Film tie-in Edition

The Great Gatsby Film tie-in Edition : Including an Interview with Director Baz Luhrmann

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Official Film Edition including an interview with Baz Luhrmann

Jay Gatsby's parties are legendary. Night and day, the rich and beautiful descend upon his mansion to drink and to dance. For Nick Carraway, newly arrived on Long Island, the handsome, wealthy Gatsby seems to lead the perfect life. But beneath that shimmering facade Gatsby harbours an obsessive desire for the only thing he truly wants, but can never have.

The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece; a tragic love story played out in a world of dangerous illusion amidst the famous decadence of the roaring twenties.

The perfect companion to the DVD, Blu-ray and soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann's movie, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 17mm | 187g
  • PICADOR
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Media tie-in
  • Media tie-in
  • 1447225929
  • 9781447225928
  • 20,301

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Now a major film by Baz Luhrmann, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Tobey Maguire.
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'Gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession' The New York Times `A classic, perhaps the supreme American novel' John Carey, Sunday Times
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About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Among the 'Lost Generation' of writers that came of age during the Roaring Twenties, the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) epitomized 'The Jazz Age': a period of declining traditional values, prohibition and speakeasies, and great artistic leaps. Fitzgerald's first novel, This Side of Paradise, was a financial success, but subsequent ones, including his masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, sold poorly. In need of money, he turned to writing commercial short stories and Hollywood scripts, while his lifelong alcoholism destroyed his health and led to an early death. The 1945 reissue of The Great Gatsby spurred a wide resurgence of interest, and Fitzgerald is now considered one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century.
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