The Great Gatsby(English, Paperback, Fitzgerald F. Scott)

Product Description

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Genre: Fiction

ISBN: 9780141182636, 0141182636

Edition: 2000

Pages: 240

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 Flapper', and their traumatic marriage and Zelda's gradual descent into insanity became the
leading influence on his writing. As well as many short stories, Fitzgerald wrote five novels This Side of Paradise, The
Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and, incomplete at the time of his death, The Last
Tycoon. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'in fact and in the literary sense he created a "generation"
'. 'A classic, perhaps the supreme American novel' John Carey, Sunday Times Books of the Century
Language: English
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780141182636, 0141182636
Edition: 2000
Pages: 240
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publication Year: 2000
Width: 14 mm
Height: 198 mm
Length: 129 mm
Weight: 179 gr