Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach ...Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties.
Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing and debating his mysterious character.
For Gatsby - young, handsome, fabulously rich - always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for.
Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/01/2006
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141023434
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Review by ikbodd
I am not historically versed on 1920s America or on the ludricous nature of the character after which this book is titled. It is easy however to see the humanity of this novel. This has to be faction of some kind as Fitzgerald must have experienced the depravity of thought thay a love lost can bring out in a person.I made me wonder what would I have done to gain the interest of someone I felt for if society and money were not considerations?
Review by gogglemiss
I really didn't like this, unfortunately. Unlikeable characters, including the narrator, and not very pleasant situations made me relieved that it's a thin book. Only in the last seventy pages, did the drama pick up, slightly, which is why I rated it higher than usual. A well told story, though..
Review by AmyMailloux
I don't really see "the great american novel" it claims to be. I had a had time concentrating on it. Nothing much happens and action is hidden by a strange twist in the words.