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ISBN13: 9780060098919
ISBN10: 0060098910
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The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's portrait of the Jazz Age in all its decadence and excess, is, as editor Maxwell Perkins praised it in 1924, "a wonder." It remains one of the most widely read, translated, admired, imitated and studied twentieth-century works of American fiction.

This deceptively simple work, Fitzgerald's best known, was hailed by critics as capturing the spirit of the generation. In Jay Gatsby, Fitzgerald embodies some of America's strongest obsessions: wealth, power, greed, and the promise of new beginnings.

The recording includes a selection of letters written by Fitzgerald to his editor, Maxwell Perkins, his agent, Harold Ober, and friends and associates, including Willa Cather, H.L. Mencken, John Peale Bishop and Gertrude Stein.

Performed by Tim Robbins

About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. Upon graduating from Princeton, he served in the Army and worked briefly in advertising. He married his wife, Zelda, in 1920, a week after his first novel, This Side of Paradise, was published. His works, considered by many to be classics, include The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, and the uncompleted The Last Tycoon. He died of a heart attack at the age of 44.

Tim Robbins has starred in many movies including: Bull Durham, The Hudsucker Proxy, The Shawshank Redemption, The Player, and Bob Roberts, which he wrote and directed.

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Ella Mental, April 22, 2009 (view all comments by Ella Mental)
This book is beautiful. So much imagery and color! The characters are just as different as they are the same.
This is trully a book worth reading.
It's about undying love and corruption of the american dream. So much of this book stays in your mind, even years after you read it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060098919
performance Read:
Robbins, Tim
Publisher:
Caedmon
Read by:
Robbins, Tim
Read:
Robbins, Tim
Author:
by F Scott Fitzgerald
Author:
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Author:
Robbins, Tim
Author:
Robbins Tim
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Compact discs
Subject:
Long island
Subject:
Upper class
Subject:
Long Island (N.Y.)
Subject:
Rich people
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Audio
Series Volume:
P60-220
Publication Date:
20021001
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.88x5.08x.71 in. .36 lbs.
Media Run Time:
420

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