The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Great Gatsby

Updated: 23 Sep 2020
A true classic of twentieth-century literature, this edition has been updated by Fitzgerald scholar James L.W. West III to include the author’s final revisions and features a note on the composition and text, a personal foreword by Fitzgerald’s granddaughter, Eleanor Lanahan—and a new introduction by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read.The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.
7 months ago
The Great Gatsby is one of the most celebrated novels in the entire world. Especially in America, it's deeply woven into the fabric of the ideas of democracy and imagination and your dreams. I feel like everyone has some sort of connection with Gatsby in a way. We are all Gatsby in our own right. I remember reading it in the youth, and not fully understanding the great tragedy that the novel is as an adult.
Writer, Screenwriter
over 1 year ago
Of course, I love “The Great Gatsby."
over 1 year ago
What kind of reader were you as a child? Which childhood books and authors stick with you most? More serious than I am now. The year I turned 12, I read “The Crucible,” “Jane Eyre” and “The Great Gatsby,” and after I finished each one I was beside myself with rage. Abigail Williams and Daisy Buchanan never get their comeuppance, and Jane never gets to go off (Jerry Springer style) on the Reed family? I’m still mad about it.
Actor, Director, Musician
over 1 year ago
Mr. Cooper became most animated, though, discussing the role he was hoping to land in Baz Luhrmann’s coming “Great Gatsby” adaptation: Gatsby’s cocky, blueblood rival, Tom Buchanan. “To me, he’s the best character in the book. He’s so complicated,” Mr. Cooper said. “He’s xenophobic, he’s an alcoholic, but he also understands some profound stuff about class. Whoever plays it has to take a gentle hand, because it could so easily be stock, where he’s a rich jerk you don’t identify with at all.”