The Great Gatsby Hardback
Part of the Penguin F Scott Fitzgerald Hardback Collection series
These sumptuous new hardback editions mark the 70th anniversary of Fitzgerald's death. Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. 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 for the one thing that will always be out of his reach. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/11/2010
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141194059
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Review by Chris_El
At it's core it's about ambition. Not avarice seeking satisfaction in having or gaining the material per se but the longing for happiness. And how so often it dangles just beyond our grasp.<br/><br/>“There are only the pursued, the pursuing, the busy and the tired.”<br/><br/>“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”<br/><br/>“There must have been moments even that afternoon when Daisy tumbled short of his dreams -- not through her own fault, but because of the colossal vitality of his illusion. It had gone beyond her, beyond everything. He had thrown himself into it with a creative passion, adding to it all the time, decking it out with every bright feather that drifted his way. No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”