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The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, The Great Gatsby (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S. Eliot read it three times and saw it as the "first step" American fiction had taken since Henry James; H. L. Mencken praised "the charm and beauty of the writing," as well as Fitzgerald's sharp social sense; and Thomas Wolfe hailed it as Fitzgerald's "best work" thus far. The story of the fabulously 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 remarked, "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s that resonates with the power of myth. A novel of lyrical beauty yet brutal realism, of magic, romance, and mysticism, The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.

This is the definitive, textually accurate edition of The Great Gatsby, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and authorized by the estate of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The first edition of The Great Gatsby contained many errors resulting from Fitzgerald's extensive revisions and a rushed production schedule, and subsequent editions introduced further departures from the author's intentions. This critical edition draws on the manuscript and surviving proofs of the novel, along with Fitzgerald's later revisions and corrections, to restore the text to its original form. It is The Great Gatsby as Fitzgerald intended it.

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One of the great classics of twentieth-century literature, The Great Gatsby stands as the supreme achievement of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s career. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

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Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was one of the major literary voices in the twentieth century.

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MrsChocolateMalfoy, November 2, 2013 (view all comments by MrsChocolateMalfoy)
Originally, I was forced to read this book for IB Lit, but a few chapters in, it no longer became a "forced book" to read. This book, much different than Buhrmann's film adaptation, is a brilliant piece full of symbolism, romance, and classic "roaring twenties".
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h, May 4, 2013 (view all comments by h)
Before you see Baz Luhrmann's version of razzle dazzle--3D'd and Jay Z'd--read the original. Fitzgerald's distinctive prose, a wandering romance, the threats to morality from NY money, more and more. The precursor to so many later novels of note, recently O'Neill's Netherland.
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jambyfool, August 30, 2012 (view all comments by jambyfool)
Simply gorgeous. God, what Fitzie does with words.
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ISBN:
9780743273565
Author:
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Publisher:
Scribner
Subject:
Classics
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General Fiction
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Man-woman relationships
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Revenge
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Love stories
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Psychological fiction
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Literature-A to Z
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Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 5.6 oz

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