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The Great Gatsby: Deluxe Gift Edition

Fitzgerald, F. Scott

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ISBN 10: 1782120831 / ISBN 13: 9781782120834
Published by Arcturus Publishing, 2013
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Fine condition.Arcturus Publishing,2013.Deluxe edition.Blue hardback(silver lettering to the spine) with illustrated slipcase (small nick on the edges of the slipcase), both in fine condition.The book is as new,gilt edges on the outer edges of the pages. 208pp.A collectable deluxe edition. This is another paragraph Book Description: One of the books that 'everybody should read', this was named the '2nd greatest novel of the 20th century' by the Modern Library and has now been filmed six times, including the latest version directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. This deluxe collector's edition of the timeless classic comes with a luxurious slipcase. With its haunting and evocative depiction of the Roaring Twenties and post-war America, and the backdrop of 1920s America, with its emerging consumerism, glamour and disillusionment, makes this novel historically relevant and engaging. With psychologically complex characters and an enigmatic antihero at its core, The Great Gatsby is truly a masterpiece of literary fiction, and a classic that everyone should read. Bookseller Inventory # 7248

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Title: The Great Gatsby: Deluxe Gift Edition

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dj cover as issued

Edition: 1st Edition.

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The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's portrait of the Jazz Age in all its decadence and excess, is, as editor Maxwell Perkins praised it in 1924, "a wonder." It remains one of the most widely read, translated, admired, imitated and studied twentieth-century works of American fiction.

This deceptively simple work, Fitzgerald's best known, was hailed by critics as capturing the spirit of the generation. In Jay Gatsby, Fitzgerald embodies some of America's strongest obsessions: wealth, power, greed, and the promise of new beginnings.

The recording includes a selection of letters written by Fitzgerald to his editor, Maxwell Perkins, his agent, Harold Ober, and friends and associates, including Willa Cather, H.L. Mencken, John Peale Bishop and Gertrude Stein.

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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.

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