The Great Gatsby Paperback
Part of the Collins Classics series
The Great American Novel of love and betrayal in the Jazz Age is now a major film.Considered one of the all-time great American works of fiction, Fitzgerald's glorious yet ultimately tragic social satire on the Jazz Age encapsulates the exuberance, energy and decadence of an era.After the war, the mysterious Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire pursues wealth, riches and the lady he lost to another man with stoic determination.
He buys a mansion across from her house and throws lavish parties to try and entice her.
When Gatsby finally does reunite with Daisy Buchanan, tragic events are set in motion.Told through the eyes of his detached and omnipresent neighbour and friend, Nick Carraway, Fitzgerald's succinct and powerful prose hints at the destruction and tragedy that awaits.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 08/07/2010
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007368655
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Review by TLHelen
Set in the 1920's in Long Island, the narrator Nick Carraway sees and experiences the life of a corrupted American. This book shows the lies and deceptive ideas put on society by Americans. The book has very strong morals within the book. The immense importance of love and wealth in their lives is still shown in the daily life. I quite enjoyed reading this book. This book was one of the best classics i have ever read. :)
Review by Theamwriter
The Great Gatsby is one of my favorite classics. I read this when I was high school, but didn’t get my own copy of the book until later years. I thought it was an interesting read. To read about the main character and how it was possible to redefine or recreate yourself and try to persuade the world around you to accept this new definition was amazing to read. Then to mix in a love story with Jay Gatsby and his love for Ms. Daisy Buchanan was a good read as well. Overall, I enjoyed reading this novel. I highly recommend this to anyone looking to read a good book and a classic.
Review by 26kathryn
Good, but not great.I didn't really know what to expect from this book. As with most classics, there was a lot of hype and then after I finished it I felt a bit short-changed.Overall I enjoyed the story, but I just didn't 'get' it. That might be because I'm ignorant of the American jazz era and didn't understand the undertones of the story. But whatever. I enjoyed it and would like to see the new movie.
Review by CanYouSeeMe
My opinion about this book is highly ambiguous. I really liked reading it and enjoyed the story but I still feel like I didn't get some important point.<br/>Nevertheless, I am looking forward to re-read this book in a few years to renew my opinion.