Items related to The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby ISBN 13: 9780020199601

The Great Gatsby - Softcover

3.93 avg rating
( 5,163,612 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780020199601: The Great Gatsby
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 
One of the masterworks of 20th-century literature, The Great Gatsby is a novel of Jazz Age romance and the dark side of the American Dream that has been beloved for generations. Because of multiple revisions and the tight production schedule, the text of the first edition did not appear as Fitzgerald had intended. Now noted Fitzgerald biographer Matthew J. Bruccoli has produced the critical, accurate edition.

"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.

  • PublisherScribner
  • Publication date1988
  • ISBN 10 0020199600
  • ISBN 13 9780020199601
  • BindingPaperback
  • Edition number1
  • Number of pages208
  • Rating
    3.93 avg rating
    ( 5,163,612 ratings by Goodreads )

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner (1988)
ISBN 10: 0020199600 ISBN 13: 9780020199601
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldenWavesOfBooks
(Fayetteville, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. New. Fast Shipping and good customer service. Seller Inventory # Holz_New_0020199600

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 50.12
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner Paper Fiction (1988)
ISBN 10: 0020199600 ISBN 13: 9780020199601
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Front Cover Books
(Denver, CO, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # FrontCover0020199600

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 213.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.30
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner (1988)
ISBN 10: 0020199600 ISBN 13: 9780020199601
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldenDragon
(Houston, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. Buy for Great customer experience. Seller Inventory # GoldenDragon0020199600

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 223.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner (1988)
ISBN 10: 0020199600 ISBN 13: 9780020199601
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Byrd Books
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. In Never used condition. Seller Inventory # Nbynew0020199600

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 226.44
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner (1988)
ISBN 10: 0020199600 ISBN 13: 9780020199601
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Wizard Books
(Long Beach, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. New. Seller Inventory # Wizard0020199600

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 237.42
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner (1988)
ISBN 10: 0020199600 ISBN 13: 9780020199601
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldBooks
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. New Copy. Customer Service Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # think0020199600

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 239.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner (1988)
ISBN 10: 0020199600 ISBN 13: 9780020199601
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. In shrink wrap. 0.25. Seller Inventory # Q-0020199600

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 244.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.92
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner (1988)
ISBN 10: 0020199600 ISBN 13: 9780020199601
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Grumpys Fine Books
(Tijeras, NM, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. Prompt service guaranteed. Seller Inventory # Clean0020199600

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 244.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds