• Language: English.
  • Binding: Paperback.
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd.
  • Genre: Fiction.
  • ISBN: 9780141182636, 9780141182636.
  • Edition: 2000.
  • Pages: 240.
    Jay Gatsby is extremely rich and is a striking young man, but what lies beneath is far from this façade. Summary of the Book The story is set against the backdrop of post-war America where the society was filled with people who showed importance to only money and status. Nobody had the time for love, nor did they seem to care for its existence. Nick Carraway, a Yale graduate, is taken aback by the world of Jay Gatsby, his secretive neighbour. The man has everything that he will ever want and need, and throws the most grand parties and raves in his home. However, people find it strange that he is never present among the crowd in any of these events. Nick learns of this and is surprised, yet honoured, when Gatsby takes a special interest him as a friend. He realizes that, like most of the rich and famous, there is more to Jay than what meets the eye. Daisy, his long lost love,is his sole interest. The lights at his parties and all his wealth are his way of calling out to her. He hopes that she will come wandering into his side of town and attend one of the parties where they shall reunite and live happily ever after. Jay Gatsby’s life is a result of his mad love for Daisy. About F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and short stories. His works are paradigmatic writings of the jazz age. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. His novel, The Great Gatsby, was made into a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio as the protagonist, Jay Gatsby. Language: English Binding: Paperback Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Genre: Fiction ISBN: 9780141182636, 9780141182636 Edition: 2000 Pages: 240 Imprint: Penguin Classics Publication Year: 2000 Width: 14 mm Height: 198 mm Length: 129 mm Weight: 179 gr