The Great Gatsby / Edition 1

The Great Gatsby / Edition 1

by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The Great Gatsby / Edition 1

The mysterious Jay Gatsby embodies the American notion that it is possible to redefine oneself and persuade the world to accept that definition. Gatsby's youthful neighbor, Nick Carraway, fascinated with the display of enormous wealth in which Gatsby revels, finds himself swept up in the lavish lifestyle of Long Island society during the Jazz Age. Considered Fitzgerald's best work, The Great Gatsby is a mystical, timeless story of integrity and cruelty, vision and despair.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780582084858
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/28/1993
Series: Fiction Series
Pages: 79
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Brief Chronology
A Note on the Text

The Great Gatsby

Appendix A: Fitzgerald’s Correspondence about The Great Gatsby (1922-25)

Appendix B: Contemporary Reviews

  1. H.L. Mencken, Baltimore Evening Sun (2 May 1925)
  2. William Rose Benét, Saturday Review of Literature (9 May 1925)
  3. William Curtis, Town & Country (15 May 1925)
  4. Carl Van Vechten, The Nation (20 May 1925)
  5. Gilbert Seldes, The Dial (August 1925)

Appendix C: Consumption, Class, and Selfhood: Eight Contemporary Advertisements

Appendix D: The Irreverent Spirit of the Jazz Age

  1. From F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Echoes of the Jazz Age” (1931)
  2. Duncan M. Poole, “The Great Jazz Trial” (1922)
  3. From H.L. Mencken, [“Five Years of Prohibition”] (1924)
  4. Zelda Fitzgerald, “What Became of the Flappers?” (1925)
  5. From Walter Lippmann, A Preface to Morals (1929)

Appendix E: Race and the National Culture, 1920-25

  1. From Lothrop Stoddard, The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy (1920)
  2. From Henry Ford, Jewish Influences in American Life (1921)
  3. From Frederick C. Howe, “The Alien” (1922)
  4. Miguel Covurrubias, “The Sheik of Dahomey” (illustration, 1924)

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The Great Gatsby 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 371 reviews.
Leah-books More than 1 year ago
What a great read! really enjoyed it. It was very easy for me to connect to the characters
orngcure More than 1 year ago
if you like books from this era then the great gatsby is a no brainer. While i have all the works of F Scott Fitzgerald this is by far my favorite. And when i saw the NookBook for only 99 cents it was undeniable!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is just timeless. Think of Out of Africa, Dr. Zhivago, stories that capture the human condition. Drawn to it by Midnight in Paris. Thanks Woody. No good reason why I hadn't read before, despite the many I could advance. Hardcover all the way.
Buccfinity More than 1 year ago
The Great Gatsby does symbolize much more than what the anonymous man said. It symbolizes not only one of the major flaws of human beings, but the greatest test for us as well; honesty. Jay gatsby lived a lie and in the end died a lie as well. The book tells a lot about society and is very educational. It is overall a great book if you analyze it the wat Fitzgerald would want u to.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel easily holds its own as the best the 20th Century produced. The use of the first person narrator ensures that we actually have to think for ourselves as readers -- is the entire story biased by Nick's perceptions? Also succeeds in exploring the dark side of the American dream -- how we can reach for success and come so close and then lose everything (or gain it all but be morally bankrupt). This edition is good for anyone doing a textual study of the novel since it includes extensive notes that indicate emendations to the text Fitzgerald and his editor made. If you have not encountered this novel before now, you must experience it. Don't let the language trip you up -- remember when this was written. If you expect it to read like the latest Grisham or King, you will be let down. Relax, it isn't Shakespeare either. This is reading that takes some effort. You could use the exercise.
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I was supposed to read this book in high school, but i didn't. With all the hype from the new movie and all, I decided to give it another try. I finished it, and honestly, found it to be quite forgettable. Not bad, just... meh.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Real life. People are just like this story weather rich or poor. People want want want. Love and life. Human nature and its our nature to judge. Will never win. Do as you wish and hope for the away!
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Aimee_Leon More than 1 year ago
Now I see why this book is considered a true American classic, and I completely agree with that. The book is an amazing novel that captures the early 1900s with amazing accuracy of the period of time. If you enjoy American literature & history it’s definitely a must read. The writing of F. Scott Fitzgerald was exquisite and the higher class of America is excellently portrayed. Fitzgerald's characters will make you question yourself, way of thinking and ethics as they become enthralled in the drama that surrounds them all. This novel is amazing for discussions and will have to become a permanent fixture in your life after reading it once. I have to admit that this realistic story will make you think more before you analyze the theme & the whole tale. It is a true classic that everyone should read. Who is an adult or coming of age to adult way of thinking. I remember long ago that I try to read the book in my early preteen and I didn’t quite understand until now in my adulthood.
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My ebook was disjointed with hyphens everywhere. Every sentence was a new paragraph. There were not chapters. Impossible to read. I did an online chat with BN. After the rep looked at the mess I was reading, she immediately gave me a refund. Maybe they have it fixed now. Mine was $.99.
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I like this book
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