The Great Gatsby (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Great Gatsby A summary of the "roaring twenties", and a expose of the "Jazz Age", this book, through the narration of Nick Carraway, takes the reader into the world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920s, to encounter Nick's cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the mystery that surrounds him.
- Published: 01 December 1999
- Format: Paperback 144 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781853260414 ISBN 10: 185326041X
- Sales rank: 1
Reviews for The Great Gatsby
The first time you read it the first chapter or so it doesn't really pull you in, but after that it gets very good. When you re-read it for a second time, you start to see all this depth and dimension in everything that is said and described. Full of motifs, symbolism and great writing, it's quite an easy read and it's a great portrayal of how materialistic the world was after the first war and before the great depression. It's so so good! by Cassidy McLeanHouseunder review
- Top review
A classic for a reason
The tight prose expected from Fitzgerald and a story mirroring his own life and marriage. Observant readers will realise their broken romance is something Gatsby sees as divine, machinations of society and status and failures of self keeping them apart both then and now.
If you like your books to be full of "excitement" get a cheap airport thriller; the pacing is deliberately slow, the prose at times attempting to transcend its medium and become poetry. by Moschopsunder review
So much hype, so little excitement. I may have lost something in translation but now just hanging to see the movie to see if it makes up for it. by Carnieunder review
A easy book to read. the ultimate theme of the book is you can't live in the past. What's gone before is gone for good. by charlie leeunder review
Love this book!
Love this book! Great portrayal of New York in the 1920s, fascinating characters and so well written. Heart-breaking and captivating story that is hard to put down. Thoroughly recommend! by Helen Greyunder review
The Great Gatsby waited on my shelf a long time before I actually got to it. As a classic, I thought it would be very heavy. The first two pages didn't really get me into the book, but after that, the book was really fun to read.
Fitzgerald describes everything in a way that makes you feel like you're really in the twenties. It's hard to get bored with the book, since Gatsby stays a mystery through out it. Also, the book is made of a lot of short stories, that always keep it interesting.
I don't want to say too much about the book, so I don't spoil it, but my bottom line is that it's really good, and you shouldn't be afraid to approach it just because it's considered "a classic". by Jenniferunder review