The Great Gatsby (Scribner Classics)

3.93 avg rating
( 4,001,923 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780684830421: The Great Gatsby (Scribner Classics)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A true classic of twentieth-century literature—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.

"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.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780743273565: The Great Gatsby

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0743273567 ISBN 13: 9780743273565
Publisher: Scribner Book Company, 2004
Softcover

9781853260414: The Great Gatsby (Wordsworth Classics)

Wordsw..., 1992
Softcover

9780141194059: Modern Classics the Great Gatsby (Penguin F. Scott Fitzgerald Hardback Collection)

Pengui..., 2010
Hardcover

9781476740553: Great Gatsby - Movie Tie-In

Simon ..., 2013
Softcover

9780141182636: The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics)

Pengui..., 2000
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner (1996)
ISBN 10: 0684830426 ISBN 13: 9780684830421
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Hawthorne, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Scribner, 1996. Condition: New. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in NEW condition. Seller Inventory # 0684830426-2-1

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.92
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Seller Image

2.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner (1996)
ISBN 10: 0684830426 ISBN 13: 9780684830421
New Hardcover Quantity available: 20
Seller:
booksXpress
(Freehold, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Scribner, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9780684830421

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.53
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner (1996)
ISBN 10: 0684830426 ISBN 13: 9780684830421
New Hardcover Quantity available: 10
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)

Book Description Scribner, 1996. Condition: New. BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|VCF. Seller Inventory # OTF-S-9780684830421

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Fitzgerald, F Scott; Fitzgerald, F. Scott; Bruccoli, Matthew Joseph; Bruccoli, Matthew Joseph (int)
Published by Scribner (1996)
ISBN 10: 0684830426 ISBN 13: 9780684830421
New Hardcover Quantity available: 5
Seller:
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Scribner, 1996. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 410673-n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 2.64
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner (1996)
ISBN 10: 0684830426 ISBN 13: 9780684830421
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Scribner, 1996. Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 535ZZZ00NMX4_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

6.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner (1996)
ISBN 10: 0684830426 ISBN 13: 9780684830421
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
PublisherOverstocks
(Taunton, MA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Scribner, 1996. Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 533ZZZ00OE35_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

7.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner (1996)
ISBN 10: 0684830426 ISBN 13: 9780684830421
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Scribner, 1996. Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 536ZZZ00QE6N_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

8.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner (1996)
ISBN 10: 0684830426 ISBN 13: 9780684830421
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Scribner, 1996. Hardcover. Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 52YZZZ00MNT1_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

9.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner (1996)
ISBN 10: 0684830426 ISBN 13: 9780684830421
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Scribner, 1996. Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 52ZZZZ00NMQT_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.27
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

10.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by Scribner (1996)
ISBN 10: 0684830426 ISBN 13: 9780684830421
New Hardcover Quantity available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Scribner, 1996. Condition: New. . Seller Inventory # 532ZZZ00MRD8_ns

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.27
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