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Now the subject of a major new film from director Baz Luhrmann (Romeo+Juliet, Moulin Rouge!), starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald's brilliant fable of the hedonistic excess and tragic reality of 1920s America. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Tony Tanner. Young, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby is the bright star of the Jazz Age, but as writer Nick Carraway is drawn into the decadent orbit of his Long Island mansion, where the party never seems to end, he finds himself faced by the mystery of Gatsby's origins and desires. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life, Gatsby is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon, this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald brilliantly captures both the disillusionment of post-war America and the moral failure of a society obsessed with wealth and status. But he does more than render the essence of a particular time and place, for - in chronicling Gatsby's tragic pursuit of his dream - Fitzgerald re-creates the universal conflict between illusion and reality. Like Jay Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) has acquired a mythical status in American literary history, and his masterwork The Great Gatsby is considered by many to be the 'great American novel'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre, dubbed 'the first American Flapper', and their traumatic marriage and Zelda's gradual descent into insanity became the leading influence on his writing. As well as many short stories, Fitzgerald wrote five novels This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and, incomplete at the time of his death, The Last Tycoon. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'in fact and in the literary sense he created a "generation" '. 'A classic, perhaps the supreme American novel' John Carey, Sunday Times Books of the Century Hide synopsis

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    by Cynthia V

    The book arrived just as described and very quickly - My highest recommendation.

  • summer reading Aug 5, 2013
    by oddjohn

    I bought this for my daughters summer reading assignment. she enjoyed it.

  • also oldie but goody Aug 1, 2013
    by linda ganger

    I haven't read this book for a while , but I will soon. I know its a fantastic read as I have read it before.

  • The Great Gatsby Jun 13, 2013
    by Gayle S

    This classic novel was just as good, maybe even better, than when I remember reading it in high school.

  • Awesome! Apr 18, 2013
    by sk16

    I read this book back in high school and liked it then. Just a while back i saw that they were turning it into a movie, so i thought i would re read it before i saw the movie. Still a great book. I highly recommend it to anyone and everyone. A great classic.

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