The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

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Invited to an extravagantly lavish party in a Long Island mansion, Nick Carraway, a young bachelor who has just settled in the neighbouring cottage, is intrigued by the mysterious host, Jay Gatsby, a flamboyant but reserved self-made man with murky business interests and a shadowy past. As the two men strike up an unlikely friendship, details of Gatsby's impossible love for a married woman emerge, until events spiral into tragedy.Regarded as Fitzgerald's masterpiece and one of the greatest novels of American literature, The Great Gatsby is a vivid chronicle of the excesses and decadence of the "Jazz Age", as well as a timeless cautionary critique of the American dream.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 25mm | 454g
  • Alma Books Ltd
  • Alma Classics
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847496148
  • 9781847496140
  • 38,777

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Considered one of the finest American writers of the twentieth century, F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was the author of various novels and short stories chronicling life in the US during the Roaring Twenties.show more

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It seems to me the first step that American fiction has taken since Henry James. - TS Eliot He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a generation. - The New York Times"show more

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