Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby

ISBN 13: 9780020198826

The Great Gatsby

3.88 avg rating
( 2,718,358 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780020198826: The Great Gatsby

Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach ...Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing and debating his mysterious character. For Gatsby - young, handsome, fabulously rich - always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning--" Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream.

It's also a love story, of sorts, the narrative of Gatsby's quixotic passion for Daisy Buchanan. The pair meet five years before the novel begins, when Daisy is a legendary young Louisville beauty and Gatsby an impoverished officer. They fall in love, but while Gatsby serves overseas, Daisy marries the brutal, bullying, but extremely rich Tom Buchanan. After the war, Gatsby devotes himself blindly to the pursuit of wealth by whatever means--and to the pursuit of Daisy, which amounts to the same thing. "Her voice is full of money," Gatsby says admiringly, in one of the novel's more famous descriptions. His millions made, Gatsby buys a mansion across Long Island Sound from Daisy's patrician East Egg address, throws lavish parties, and waits for her to appear. When she does, events unfold with all the tragic inevitability of a Greek drama, with detached, cynical neighbor Nick Carraway acting as chorus throughout. Spare, elegantly plotted, and written in crystalline prose, The Great Gatsby is as perfectly satisfying as the best kind of poem.

Book Description:

This critical edition of The Great Gatsby draws on the manuscript and surviving proofs of the novel, together with Fitzgerald's subsequent revisions to key passages to provide the first authoritative text of one of the classic works of the twentieth century.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner Paper Fiction
ISBN 10: 0020198825 ISBN 13: 9780020198826
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Pro Quo Books
(Hammond, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner Paper Fiction. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some light highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2732683231

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner Paper Fiction
ISBN 10: 0020198825 ISBN 13: 9780020198826
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Free Shipping Books
(Toledo, OH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner Paper Fiction. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2753243380

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner Paper Fiction
ISBN 10: 0020198825 ISBN 13: 9780020198826
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Green Earth Books
(Portland, OR, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner Paper Fiction. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0020198825I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner Paper Fiction
ISBN 10: 0020198825 ISBN 13: 9780020198826
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Books Squared
(Dallas, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner Paper Fiction. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0020198825I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner Paper Fiction
ISBN 10: 0020198825 ISBN 13: 9780020198826
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Free State Books
(Halethorpe, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner Paper Fiction. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0020198825I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner Paper Fiction
ISBN 10: 0020198825 ISBN 13: 9780020198826
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Second City Books
(Aurora, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner Paper Fiction. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0020198825I3N01

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner Paper Fiction
ISBN 10: 0020198825 ISBN 13: 9780020198826
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
ThriftBooks
(Auburn, WA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner Paper Fiction. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G0020198825I3N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner Paper Fiction
ISBN 10: 0020198825 ISBN 13: 9780020198826
Used Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Motor City Books
(Brownstown, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner Paper Fiction. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0020198825I5N00

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 3.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner Paper Fiction (1992)
ISBN 10: 0020198825 ISBN 13: 9780020198826
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner Paper Fiction, 1992. Book Condition: Fair. 1st Collier Books ed. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP64704462

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 9.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner Paper Fiction (1992)
ISBN 10: 0020198825 ISBN 13: 9780020198826
Used Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Better World Books
(Mishawaka, IN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Scribner Paper Fiction, 1992. Book Condition: Good. 1st Collier Books ed. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP94357925

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy Used
US$ 9.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book