The Great Gatsby (Paperback)

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Considered one of the greatest American novels of all time, F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 publication, The Great Gatsby, is as much poetry as it is prose. With a flowing, flowering style, Fitzgerald clearly expresses throughout his work that "all that glitters is not gold." Gatsby follows a memorable cast of characters who don't understand how to function in the present, and instead focus heavily on past relationships and circumstances. This story is stunningly tragic, with glimmers of hope throughout.
It is my all-time favorite book, and has influenced me in countless ways. It is a book that everyone should read at least once in his or her life.

— From Meg


A true classic of twentieth-century literature, this edition has been updated by Fitzgerald scholar James L.W. West III to include the author’s final revisions and features a note on the composition and text, a personal foreword by Fitzgerald’s granddaughter, Eleanor Lanahan—and a new introduction by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward.

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896. He attended Princeton University, joined the United States Army during World War I, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and for the next decade the couple lived in New York, Paris, and on the Riviera. Fitzgerald’s novels include The Beautiful and the Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died at the age of forty-four while working on The Last Tycoon. Fitzgerald’s fiction has secured his reputation as one of the most important American writers of the 20th century.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780743273565
ISBN-10: 0743273567
Publisher: Scribner
Publication Date: September 30th, 2004
Pages: 192
Language: English