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ISBN13: 9780684801520
ISBN10: 0684801523
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This is the definitive, textually accurate edition of a classic of twentieth-century literature, The Great Gatsby. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan has been acclaimed by generations of readers. But the first edition contained a number of errors resulting from Fitzgerald's extensive revisions and a rushed production schedule. Subsequent printings introduced further departures from the author's words. This edition, based on the Cambridge critical text, restores all the language of Fitzgerald's masterpiece. Drawing on the manuscript and surviving proofs of the novel, along with Fitzgerald's later revisions and corrections, this is the authorized text — The Great Gatsby as Fitzgerald intended it.

Review:

"Now we have an American masterpiece in its final form: the original crystal has shaped itself into the true diamond. This is the novel as Fitzgerald wished it to be, and so it is what we have dreamed of, sleeping and waking." James Dickey

Review:

"It is humor, irony, ribaldry, pathos and loveliness....A curious book, a mystical, glamorous story of today." Edwin C. Clark, The New York Times

Synopsis:

Fitzgerald's tale of American values in the jazz age of the 1920s is one of the great classics of 20th-century literature.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-214).

About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896, attended Princeton University, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and the couple divided their time between New York, Paris, and the Riviera, becoming a part of the American expatriate circle that included Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, and John Dos Passos. Fitzgerald was a major new literary voice, and his masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died of a heart attack in 1940 at the age of forty-four, while working on The Love of the Last Tycoon. For his sharp social insight and breathtaking lyricism, Fitzgerald stands out as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.

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Mehr03, July 12, 2014 (view all comments by Mehr03)
I finally found this masterpiece !!! The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite books. I was required to read this book for my French literature class and recently got the opportunity to read the English version. The tragic love story of Gatsby and Daisy is portrayed beautifully in this novel. The main character, Gatsby, is neither a hero nor an anti-hero but you cannot help but root for him. Most the characters are somehow shallow but are memorable and have distinctive personalities. The themes and symbolism used in this book are profound and left a great impression on me. I also like how the author painted us a picture of the conflicting issues of social class and corruption going on at that time. I have read this book (the french version) at least four times and cannot wait to order the English version. This book is an American classic and fully deserves its popularity. I wish more people will give this novel a chance.

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Emily Klump, January 20, 2012 (view all comments by Emily Klump)
I had never read this book till last year and thought it was a fantastic read.
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nanababy5, June 24, 2011 (view all comments by nanababy5)
This tale of unrequited love among the wealthy is told with such haunting beauty that parts of it have a lyrical quality.

Fitzgerald's understanding of his characters and what motivates them is surpassed only by his obvious love for them. This is a tale of love gone wrong, seen through the eyes of the narrator, Nick. Even while wishing Daisy had more substance to her, I couldn't help but admire her for understanding who she is, and coming to the realization which sets in motion a chain of events no one could have foreseen.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684801520
Afterword by:
Scribner, Charles
Publisher:
Scribner
Author:
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Long island
Subject:
Upper class
Subject:
Readers for new literates
Subject:
Rich people
Subject:
Long Island (N.Y.) Fiction.
Subject:
Talking books.
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reprint ed.
Edition Description:
B102
Publication Date:
June 1995
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 8.992 oz
Media Run Time:
043000

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"Review" by , "Now we have an American masterpiece in its final form: the original crystal has shaped itself into the true diamond. This is the novel as Fitzgerald wished it to be, and so it is what we have dreamed of, sleeping and waking."
"Review" by , "It is humor, irony, ribaldry, pathos and loveliness....A curious book, a mystical, glamorous story of today."
"Synopsis" by , Fitzgerald's tale of American values in the jazz age of the 1920s is one of the great classics of 20th-century literature.
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