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The Great Gatsby

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9780141182636
Author(s): F. Scott Fitzgerald
Format: Paperback
Year: 2000
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions: 129 x 14 x 198 (w x l x h)
Pages: 240
Series: Modern Classics (Penguin)

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Now the subject of a major new film from director Baz Luhrmann ('Romeo+Juliet', 'Moulin Rouge!'), starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, 'The Great Gatsby' is F. Scott Fitzgerald's brilliant fable of the hedonistic excess and tragic reality of 1920s America. This 'Penguin Classics' edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Tony Tanner. Young, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby is the bright star of the Jazz Age, but as writer Nick Carraway is drawn into the decadent orbit of his Long Island mansion, where the party never seems to end, he finds himself faced by the mystery of Gatsby's origins and desires. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life, Gatsby is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon, this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel. In 'The Great Gatsby', Fitzgerald brilliantly captures both the disillusionment of post-war America and the moral failure of a society obsessed with wealth and status. But he does more than render the essence of a particular time and place, for - in chronicling Gatsby's tragic pursuit of his dream - Fitzgerald re-creates the universal conflict between illusion and reality.
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 Flapp
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