The Great Gatsby - Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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The Great Gatsby

Updated: 10 Jul 2020
With an Introduction and Notes by Guy Reynolds, University of Kent at Canterbury. Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest novel, 'The Great Gatsby' is a consummate summary of the "roaring twenties", and a devastating expose of the "Jazz Age". Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920s, to encounter Nick's cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the mystery that surrounds him. 'The Great Gatsby' is an undisputed classic of American literature from the period following the First World War and is one of the great novels of the twentieth century. AUTHOR: There are few, if any, classic novelists whose current popularity exceeds that of F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940). With his novels and short stories of "The Jazz Age", Fitzgerald is considered one of the greatest American novelists of the twentieth century, and 'The Great Gatsby' is his masterpiece.
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10 months ago
I loved it. I remember walking around Paris in June 2010 listening to Frank Muller reading The Great Gatsby (Unabridged).
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9 months ago
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is the book I have read the most times. I love the decadent melancholy of it.
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10 months ago
I think all Americans should read Huck Finn, Their Eyes Were Watching God, and The Great Gatsby. If you read those three books, I think you have a little bit of an idea what “American” means.
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5 months ago
Recommend to Angus Cameron, editor of Knopf: “If history professors in this country had any sense they would tout the book as a capsule cram course in the American Dream. I think it is the most American novel ever written. I remember coming across it in a bookstore in Rio de Janeiro; the title in Portuguese was O Grande Gatsby, and it was a fantastic thing to read it in that weird language and know that futility of the translation. If Fitzgerald had been a Brazilian he’d have had that country dancing to words instead of music.”
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For the author, a devotee of the fiction of F Scott Fitzgerald since his teens, these ingredients combine to constitute “a homage to The Great Gatsby” – a claim that grows somewhat less improbable as the new novel proceeds.