El gran Gatsby

( 3 )

Overview

Considered to be one of the best American novels and perhaps the enduring symbol of the Jazz Age, the story of Jay Gatsby portrays a man who represents the best and the worst of the American Dream. His desire is to accumulate money and to spend it ostentatiously with the purpose of pursuing the one thing he really wants in life: the love of the beautiful but frivolous Daisy Buchanan. In this illustrated edition, Fitzgerald’s classic text is accompanied and reinterpreted by the talented American graphic artist ...

See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (1) from $34.99   
  • New (1) from $34.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$34.99
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(25)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
2011 Hardcover New 841560114X.

Ships from: San Ysidro, CA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
EL GRAN GATSBY

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook)
$2.99
BN.com price
This digital version does not exactly match the physical book displayed here.

Overview

Considered to be one of the best American novels and perhaps the enduring symbol of the Jazz Age, the story of Jay Gatsby portrays a man who represents the best and the worst of the American Dream. His desire is to accumulate money and to spend it ostentatiously with the purpose of pursuing the one thing he really wants in life: the love of the beautiful but frivolous Daisy Buchanan. In this illustrated edition, Fitzgerald’s classic text is accompanied and reinterpreted by the talented American graphic artist Jonny Ruzzo. His magnificent illustrations build a visual and temporal bridge that modernizes the classic book and brings the readers of today closer to it by providing a new dimension that reinforces the undeniable applicability of one of the most read and celebrated novels of contemporary literature.

Considerada como una de las mejores novelas estadounidenses y quizá el símbolo más perdurable de la Edad del Jazz, la historia de Jay Gatsby retrata un hombre quien representa lo mejor y lo peor del sueño americano. Tiene una disposición a acumular dinero y gastarlo con ostentación a fin de perseguir lo único que en realidad le interesa en la vida: el amor de la hermosa pero frívola Daisy Buchanan. En esta edición ilustrada, el texto clásico de Fitzgerald aparece acompañado y reinterpretado por el talentoso artista gráfico norteamericano Jonny Ruzzo. Sus magníficas ilustraciones tienden un puente tanto visual como temporal que actualiza el libro clásico y lo aproxima a los lectores de hoy en día al otorgarle una nueva dimensión que tan sólo refuerza la innegable vigencia de una de las novelas más leídas y alabadas de la literatura contemporánea.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788415601142
  • Publisher: Sexto Piso Editorial
  • Publication date: 9/1/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Sexto Piso Ilustrado Series
  • Pages: 198

Meet the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald is considered one of the finest American writers of the 20th century. He is the author of various novels and short stories chronicling life during the Roaring Twenties, including The Beautiful and Damned and This Side of Paradise. Jonny Ruzzo is a fine artist and illustrator. He lives in New York City.

Biography

The greatest writers often function in multifaceted ways, serving as both emblems of their age and crafters of timeless myth. F. Scott Fitzgerald surely fits this description. His work was an undeniable product of the so-called Jazz Age of the 1920s, yet it has a quality that spans time, reaching backward into gothic decadence and forward into the future of a rapidly decaying America. Through five novels, six short story collections, and one collection of autobiographical pieces, Fitzgerald chronicled a precise point in post-WWI America, yet his writing resonates just as boldly today as it did nearly a century ago.

Fitzgerald's work was chiefly driven by the disintegration of America following World War I. He believed the country to be sinking into a cynical, Godless, depraved morass. He was never reluctant to voice criticism of America's growing legions of idle rich. Recreating a heated confrontation with Ernest Hemingway in a short story called "The Rich Boy," Fitzgerald wrote, "Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different."

The preceding quote may sum Fitzgerald's philosophy more completely than any other, yet he also hypocritically embodied much of what he claimed to loathe. Fitzgerald spent money freely, threw lavish parties, drank beyond excess, and globe-trotted with his glamorous but deeply troubled wife Zelda. Still, in novel after novel, he sought to expose the great chasm that divided the haves from the have-nots and the hollowness of wealth. In This Side of Paradise (1920) he cynically follows opulent, handsome Amory Blaine as he bounces aimlessly from Princeton to the military to an uncertain, meaningless future. In The Beautiful and the Damned (1922) Fitzgerald paints a withering portrait of a seemingly idyllic marriage between a pair of socialites that crumbles in the face of Adam Patch's empty pursuit of profit and the fading beauty of his vane wife Gloria.

The richest example of Fitzgerald's disdain for the upper class arrived three years later. The Great Gatsby is an undoubted American classic, recounting naïve Nick Carraway's involvement with a coterie of affluent Long Islanders, and his ultimate rejection of them when their casual decadence leads only to internal back-stabbing and murder. Nick is fascinated by the mysterious Jay Gatsby, who had made the fatal mistake of stepping outside of his lower class status to pursue the lovely but self-centered Daisy Buchanan.

In The Great Gatsby, all elements of Fitzgerald's skills coalesced to create a narrative that is both highly readable and subtly complex. His prose is imbued with elegant lyricism and hard-hitting realism. "It is humor, irony, ribaldry, pathos and loveliness," Edwin C. Clark wrote of the book in the New York Times upon its 1925 publication. "A curious book, a mystical, glamorous story of today. It takes a deeper cut at life than hitherto has been essayed by Mr. Fitzgerald."

Gatsby is widely considered to be Fitzgerald's masterpiece and among the very greatest of all American literature. It is the ultimate summation of his contempt for the Jazz-Age with which he is so closely associated. Gatsby is also one of the clearest and saddest reflections of his own destructive relationship with Zelda, which would so greatly influence the mass of his work.

Fitzgerald only managed to complete one more novel -- Tender is the Night -- before his untimely death in 1940. An unfinished expose of the Hollywood studio system titled The Love of the Last Tycoon would be published a year later. Still The Great Gatsby remains his quintessential novel. It has been a fixture of essential reading lists for decades and continues to remain an influential work begging to be revisited. It has been produced for the big screen three times and was the subject of a movie for television starring Toby Stephens, Mira Sorvino, and Paul Rudd as recently as 2000. Never a mere product of a bygone age, F. Scott Fitzgerald's greatest work continues to evade time.

Good To Know

In 1937, Fitzgerald moved to Hollywood to pursue a screenwriting career. He only completed a single screenplay Three Comrades during this time before being fired for his excessive drinking.

He held a very romantic view of Princeton before attending the university in 1913. However, his failure to maintain adequate grades or become the football star he dreamed to be lead to an early end to his studies in 1917.

Fitzgerald owes a his name to another famous American writer. He was named after Francis Scott Key, the composer of "The Star Spangled Banner," who also happened to be a distant relative of Fitzgerald's.

Read More Show Less
    1. Also Known As:
      Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (real name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 24, 1896
    2. Place of Birth:
      St. Paul, Minnesota
    1. Date of Death:
      December 21, 1940

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
( 3 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(1)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    En el gran Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald creó una maravilla. Descri

    En el gran Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald creó una maravilla. Describió un mundo y un demonio que nos podemos relacionar todos, el de frustrados y no completamente requitted amor, y lo describió con toda la belleza que alguien usando el idioma inglés podría reunir. Su mensaje fue el somos todos los que luchan contra la corriente del tiempo, que es mejor que nos vuelva a cada vez más fuerza con los años de progreso, y sin embargo nos sentimos que nuestra juventud, nuestro elixir, nuestro momento perfecto y fuerza de Oriente está a nuestro alcance. Gatsby era un hombre que había perdido una vez y sin embargo sentía la necesidad de luchar de nuevo, para el premio final que revocaría su pasado derrota. Una pasión simple e irresistibles enfocada que destruyó al hombre como sólo podría al final. Eso fue gol de Gatsby, pero en desnudándose su vida a tales fundamentos y en esencia, tratando de negar el pasado, Gatsby encontró que estaba luchando contra la marea viciosa de tiempo. Leer este libro para la narrativa, si lo desea. Leer para la descripción de Jazz edad hermosa si te gusta también. Pero leerlo sobre todo para los momentos en que cuya belleza sobrepasa todo contemporáneo '. Encontrar la luz verde.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2013

    IN SPANISH!!!

    Wish I would have know it was in Spanish before purchasing

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted November 9, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 3 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)