The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Release Date: 2003-05-27
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
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Description

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.

Reviews

  • Excellent

    5
    By fromrussiamyself
    Beautiful story of love, life and New York
  • The Great Gatsby

    5
    By AnthonyT2001
    This is one of the absolute best books I have ever read, I have read it six or seven times and it still thrills me every time I read it. Absolutely astonishing.
  • Amazing

    5
    By boblijay
    I saw the movie
  • High School Curriculum

    3
    By ponyolover
    Read this for English and let me tell you, the language of the book was quite hard to understand at certain parts. I don't understand how this became a classic either, it's just meh. The story/plot is great. I absolutely love the idea. The fact of the matter is that it could have been executed much better. All in all, only read it if you absolutely have to. If you don't need to, I'm sure one of the movies will do a good enough job.
  • A romantic read of a 20s drama

    5
    By LizardsAreForever
    I’m in love with this book. I’ve read it twice. The characters are unique and intriguing. The book inspires hope and lust for tomorrow by using the romances and cliches of the 20s. This is a good book for a gift or for travel. A must read.
  • One Of The Classics

    5
    By Dog coco
    Loved it
  • AP Lang & Comp

    5
    By Em H. (:
    About to read this in my English class, can’t wait! I’ve heard nothing but good things. Never seen the movie, so I’ll have no prerequisites going in! (:
  • A bit overrated, I think.

    3
    By Furyah
    I haven't read many "American classics" so this might be affecting my opinion here, but I have read much better and older books that cover the same topics 'The Great Gatsby' does whilst doing a better job at arresting my attention. I guess if you are entirely ignorant to the era in which this novel takes place it may be an enlightening read, but if you are already somewhat familiar beforehand (like myself) then this book has little to offer. 'The Great Gatsby' does NOT do a notable job of showing the dichotomy between the upper and lower class of this period; it only offers a narrow insight into the lives of some well-to-do citizens (and lets be honest; spoiled, rich people act the same regardless of the decade, or century). The nouveau riche gentleman that this book focuses on is interesting—though at times made boring by the narrator's own fickle disinterest. To describe this title in one word, I choose the word staid. 3 Stars. I don't normally do reviews but I was planning to spend my apple credit on a purchase today, only to be told I had insufficient funds. It was then that I was reminded of this purchase—which I had already completely forgotten about within 3 days apparently. I wish I could have my ten dollars back.
  • Greatest Book I have ever read. Pure frickin greatness

    1
    By James From allstate
    Yuh
  • The Great Gatsby

    5
    By _wacky_zacky_
    I love the language used by F. Scott Fitzgerald to describe anything and everything. Great read, the characters must be looked at with unjudgemental eyes.

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