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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby


Book Overview: The Great Gatsby

An exploration of opulence, love, and the American Dream, "The Great Gatsby" is a captivating classic set in the roaring 1920s, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This timeless masterpiece, drenched in decadence and excess, follows the enigmatic millionaire Jay Gatsby as seen through the eyes of his self-effacing neighbor, Nick Carraway. Amidst lavish parties and sparkling indulgences, Gatsby's single-minded pursuit of a lost love intertwines with the lives of the era's New York elite. A dazzling portrait of high society and unrequited passion, "The Great Gatsby" is a riveting exploration of the illusions we create and the harsh realities beneath them, revealing the hollowness that may lie beneath the glittering facade of the American Dream.

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Publication Date2004
EditionScribner Trade Paperback Edition.
Dimensionsin x in x in
Weight lbs
F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald was a renowned American author born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is best known for his novel "The Great Gatsby," a critique of the American Dream, written during the Jazz Age. Fitzgerald began his writing career at Princeton University and later joined the army during World War I. Despite his notable works, he struggled with alcoholism, which hindered his career progression and affected his health. His writing primarily explored themes of wealth, ambition, and social class, reflecting America's cultural state during the 1920s. Fitzgerald passed away on December 21, 1940, but remains an iconic figure in the history of American literature.

1 review for The Great Gatsby

  1. Matt Grandbois

    "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a captivating exploration of decadence, love, and the corrosive power of wealth in the Roaring Twenties. Fitzgerald's elegant and evocative prose weaves a spellbinding tale, filled with profound insights on human nature, societal pressures, and the elusive pursuit of the American Dream. Through his flawed yet fascinating characters- particularly the titular Jay Gatsby, whose relentless ambition forms the heart of this tragic narrative, Fitzgerald compels readers to reflect on the shimmering illusion of opulence and its hollow reality. It's a timeless classic, as relevant today as it was when it first published, starkly revealing the disillusionment and despair beneath the glittering surface. Definitely, a must-read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of American literature and culture.

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