F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby

ISBN 13: 9781480529953

The Great Gatsby

3.9 avg rating
( 3,071,515 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781480529953: The Great Gatsby
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Featured title on PBS's The Great American Read in 2018

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work. This audio edition, authorized by the Fitzgerald estate, is narrated by Oscar-nominated actor Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain). Gyllenhaal's performance is a faithful delivery in the voice of Nick Carraway, the Midwesterner-turned-New-York-bond salesman, who rents a small house next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby. There, he has a firsthand view of Gatsby’s lavish West Egg parties—and of his undying love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.

After meeting and losing Daisy during the war, Gatsby has made himself fabulously wealthy. Now, he believes that his only way to true happiness is to find his way back into Daisy’s life, and he uses Nick to try to reach her. What happens when the characters’ fantasies are confronted with reality makes for a startling conclusion to this iconic masterpiece.

This special audio edition joins the recent film—as well as many other movie, radio, theater, and even video-game adaptations—as a fitting tribute to the cultural significance of Fitzgerald’s Jazz Age classic, widely regarded as one of the greatest stories ever told.

"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, 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

9780684830421: The Great Gatsby (Scribner Classics)

Scribner, 1996
Hardcover

9781476740553: Great Gatsby - Movie Tie-In

Simon ..., 2013
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published by The Classic Collection (2013)
ISBN 10: 1480529958 ISBN 13: 9781480529953
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Classic Collection, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1480529958

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 72.46
Convert currency

Add to Basket

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

2.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Published by The Classic Collection (2013)
ISBN 10: 1480529958 ISBN 13: 9781480529953
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The Classic Collection, 2013. Audio CD. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111480529958

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 97.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

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

3.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott/ Gyllenhaal, Jake (Narrator)
Published by Brilliance Audio Lib Edn (2013)
ISBN 10: 1480529958 ISBN 13: 9781480529953
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Brilliance Audio Lib Edn, 2013. CMD. Condition: Brand New. unabridged edition. 6.50x6.10x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1480529958

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 106.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.83
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds