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The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' third book, The Great Gatsby (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S. Eliot read it three times and saw it as the "first step" American fiction had taken since Henry James; H. L. Mencken praised "the charm and beauty of the writing," as well as Fitzgerald's sharp social sense; and Thomas Wolfe hailed it as Fitzgerald's "best work" thus far. The story of the fabulously 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 remarked, "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s that resonates with the power of myth. A novel of lyrical beauty yet brutal realism, of magic, romance, and mysticism, The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.

Topics: New York City, Unreliable Narrator, Nostalgic, Lyrical, Wealth, Lost Generation, Made into a Movie, Social Class, Materialism, Love Triangle, Modernism, Roaring Twenties, Parties, and American Dream

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ISBN: 9780743246392
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One of my favorite classics. I love the flawed characters, the magic of the 20's. Everything.more
Of I course I watched the movie first. I liked that the book expanded on some of the ideas lacking in the script. However if I had the book first I would have had a hard time visualizing a lot that went on. It is definitely a current piece for the time that it was written but now much of the language and expectations of the characters are out of sync the present. I've re read a couple times. Still not getting it as the great American novel but then again I don't get Citizen Kane either. more
It's The Great Gatsby. It's worth half your afternoon, and some of that time right before you fall asleep when you have deep thoughts to reflect upon it.more
A sublime novel. Timeless and eternally relevant. Totally loved it! more
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One of my favorite classics. I love the flawed characters, the magic of the 20's. Everything.more
Of I course I watched the movie first. I liked that the book expanded on some of the ideas lacking in the script. However if I had the book first I would have had a hard time visualizing a lot that went on. It is definitely a current piece for the time that it was written but now much of the language and expectations of the characters are out of sync the present. I've re read a couple times. Still not getting it as the great American novel but then again I don't get Citizen Kane either. more
It's The Great Gatsby. It's worth half your afternoon, and some of that time right before you fall asleep when you have deep thoughts to reflect upon it.more
A sublime novel. Timeless and eternally relevant. Totally loved it! more
Great book.more
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