Everything You Need to Know About The Great Gatsby

Everything You Need to Know About The Great Gatsby

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by Charles River Editors
     
 

*Learn everything you need to know about The Great Gatsby quickly
*Includes a dozen pictures of the Fitzgeralds and the places and people that served as inspiration for the book.
*Includes a biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald and wife Zelda
* Includes a discussion of the plot, characters, main themes, and symbolism of the novel
* Includes a Table of…  See more details below

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*Learn everything you need to know about The Great Gatsby quickly
*Includes a dozen pictures of the Fitzgeralds and the places and people that served as inspiration for the book.
*Includes a biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald and wife Zelda
* Includes a discussion of the plot, characters, main themes, and symbolism of the novel
* Includes a Table of Contents

The 1920s in the United States were known as the “Roaring Twenties” and the Jazz Age, a time in the nation that glorified hard and fast living. Nobody personified the age or wrote so descriptively about it better than F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), whose name became synonymous with the times after penning the epic Great Gatsby.

Along with his dazzling wife Zelda, Fitzgerald was all too keen to play the role. When his writing made them celebrities, they were celebrated by the national press for being “young, seemingly wealthy, beautiful, and energetic.” While Scott used their relationship as material in his novels, Zelda wrote herself, and she also strove to become a ballerina.

However, the Fitzgeralds barely outlasted the ‘20s. Their hard living left Fitzgerald, a notorious alcoholic, in poor health by the ‘30s. Financially broke, he would die of a massive heart attack in 1940, by which time Zelda had already suffered various mental illnesses. Zelda died in a freak fire in 1948, both Fitzgeralds having burned out almost as quickly as they had shined.

Interest in the Fitzgeralds, and particularly his writing, revived in the ‘50s and has been steady ever since, with Fitzgerald’s Great Gatsby and other stories like This Side of Paradise being read in classrooms across the United States. In addition to their extraordinary literary quality, they continue to represent the optimism of the Roaring Twenties.

In addition to covering Fitzgerald’s timeless classic in detail, Everything You Need to Know About The Great Gatsby includes a biography of the Fitzgeralds, discussion about Fitzgerald’s inspiration for the novel’s characters, and a full-fledged explanation of the plot, themes, and symbols of this “Great American Novel”.

With The Great Gatsby and its underlying themes as relevant as ever today, get caught up quickly with this resourceful guide.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014757348
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
06/05/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
872,325
File size:
2 MB

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Everything You Need to Know About The Great Gatsby 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
xyz39 More than 1 year ago
terrible !!! poor value. i expected more information. 20 pages is all i got for my money. B&N doe s not inform you the amount of pages in a book when you order it through Nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read the Great Gatsby (in high school). This was a great way to refresh my memory, and learn more about the themes of the book, and its author.