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Book The Great Gatsby

    Book Details:
  • Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2023-10-04
  • ISBN : 338709275X
  • Pages : 249 pages

Download or read book The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2023-10-04 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reproduction of the original. The publishing house Megali specialises in reproducing historical works in large print to make reading easier for people with impaired vision.

Book The Great Gatsby  A Novel

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  • Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Release : 2021-01-05
  • ISBN : 0762498145
  • Pages : 208 pages

Download or read book The Great Gatsby A Novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published by Black Dog & Leventhal. This book was released on 2021-01-05 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A beautifully illustrated version of the original 1925 edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic Great American novel. Widely considered to be the greatest American novel of all time, The Great Gatsby is the story of the wealthy, quixotic Jay Gatsby and his obsessive love for debutante Daisy Buchanan. It is also a cautionary tale of the American Dream in all its exuberance, decadence, hedonism, and passion. First published in 1925 by Charles Scribner's Sons, The Great Gatsby sold modestly and received mixed reviews from literary critics of the time. Upon his death in 1940, Fitzgerald believed the book to be a failure, but a year later, as the U.S. was in the grips of the Second World War, an initiative known as Council on Books in Wartime was created to distribute paperbacks to soldiers abroad. The Great Gatsby became one of the most popular books provided to regiments, with more than 100,000 copies shipped to soldiers overseas. By 1960, the book was selling apace and being incorporated into classrooms across the nation. Today, it has sold over 25 million copies worldwide in 42 languages. This exquisitely rendered edition of the original 1925 printing reintroduces readers to Fitzgerald's iconic portrait of the Jazz Age, complete with specially commissioned illustrations by Adam Simpson that reflect the gilded splendor of the Roaring Twenties.

Book So We Read On

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  • Author : Maureen Corrigan
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2014-09-09
  • ISBN : 0316230081
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read book So We Read On written by Maureen Corrigan and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-09-09 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The "Fresh Air" book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby -- "The Great American Novel we all think we've read, but really haven't." Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know The Great Gatsby? As Maureen Corrigan, Gatsby lover extraordinaire, points out, while Fitzgerald's masterpiece may be one of the most popular novels in America, many of us first read it when we were too young to fully comprehend its power. Offering a fresh perspective on what makes Gatsby great -- and utterly unusual -- So We Read On takes us into archives, high school classrooms, and even out onto the Long Island Sound to explore the novel's hidden depths, a journey whose revelations include Gatsby 's surprising debt to hard-boiled crime fiction, its rocky path to recognition as a "classic," and its profound commentaries on the national themes of race, class, and gender. With rigor, wit, and infectious enthusiasm, Corrigan inspires us to re-experience the greatness of Gatsby and cuts to the heart of why we are, as a culture, "borne back ceaselessly" into its thrall. Along the way, she spins a new and fascinating story of her own.

Book The Great Gatsby

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  • Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : Memorable Classics Books
  • Release : 2023-08-31
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 135 pages

Download or read book The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published by Memorable Classics Books. This book was released on 2023-08-31 with total page 135 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Audiobook is a 1925 novel by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set in the Jazz Age on Long Island, near New York City, the novel depicts first-person narrator Nick Carraway's interactions with mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Gatsby's obsession to reunite with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan. Plot summary: In spring 1922, Nick Carraway—a Yale alumnus from the Midwest and a World War I veteran—journeys to New York City to obtain employment as a bond salesman. He rents a bungalow in the Long Island village of West Egg, next to a luxurious estate inhabited by Jay Gatsby, an enigmatic multi-millionaire who hosts dazzling soirées yet doesn't partake in them. One evening, Nick dines with a distant cousin, Daisy Buchanan, in the fashionable town of East Egg. Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan, formerly a Yale football star whom Nick knew during his college days. The couple has recently relocated from Chicago to a mansion directly across the bay from Gatsby's estate. There, Nick encounters Jordan Baker, an insolent flapper and golf champion who is a childhood friend of Daisy's. Jordan confides to Nick that Tom keeps a mistress, Myrtle Wilson, who brazenly telephones him at his home and who lives in the "valley of ashes", a sprawling refuse dump. hat evening, Nick sees Gatsby standing alone on his lawn, staring at a green light across the bay. Days later, Nick reluctantly accompanies a drunken and agitated Tom to New York City by train. En route, they stop at a garage inhabited by mechanic George Wilson and his wife Myrtle. Myrtle joins them, and the trio proceed to a small New York apartment that Tom has rented for trysts with her. Guests arrive and a party ensues, which ends with Tom slapping Myrtle and breaking her nose after she mentions Daisy. One morning, Nick receives a formal invitation to a party at Gatsby's mansion. Once there, Nick is embarrassed that he recognizes no one and begins drinking heavily until he encounters Jordan. While chatting with her, he is approached by a man who introduces himself as Jay Gatsby and insists that both he and Nick served in the 3rd Infantry Division during the war. Gatsby attempts to ingratiate himself with Nick and when Nick leaves the party, he notices Gatsby watching him.

Book The Great Gatsby

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  • Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2021-12-14
  • ISBN : 0143136348
  • Pages : 241 pages

Download or read book The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2021-12-14 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collectible hardcover edition of one of the great American novels—and one of America's most popular—featuring an introduction by Min Jin Lee, the New York Times bestselling author of Pachinko A Penguin Vitae Edition Young, handsome, and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby seems to have everything. But at his mansion east of New York City, in West Egg, Long Island, where the party seems never to end, he's often alone in the glittering Jazz Age crowd, watching and waiting, as speculation swirls around him—that he's a bootlegger, that he was a German spy during the war, that he even killed a man. As writer Nick Carraway is drawn into this decadent orbit, he begins to see beneath the shimmering surface of the enigmatic Gatsby, for whom one thing will always be out of reach: Nick's cousin, the married Daisy Buchanan, whose house is visible from Gatsby's just across the bay. A brilliant evocation of the Roaring Twenties and a satire of a postwar America obsessed with wealth and status, The Great Gatsby is a novel whose power remains undiminished after a century. This edition, based on scholarship dating back to the novel's first publication in 1925, restores Fitzgerald's masterpiece to the original American classic he envisioned, and features an introduction addressing how gender, race, class, and sexuality complicate the pursuit of the American Dream. Penguin Vitae—loosely translated as "Penguin of one's life"—is a deluxe hardcover series from Penguin Classics celebrating a dynamic and diverse landscape of classic fiction and nonfiction from seventy-five years of classics publishing. Penguin Vitae provides readers with beautifully designed classics that have shaped the course of their lives, and welcomes new readers to discover these literary gifts of personal inspiration, intellectual engagement, and creative originality.

Book The Great Gatsby

    Book Details:
  • Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : BoD - Books on Demand
  • Release : 2021-01-01
  • ISBN : 2322271918
  • Pages : 196 pages

Download or read book The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published by BoD - Books on Demand. This book was released on 2021-01-01 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE GREAT GATSBY is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald's magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. Fitzgerald-inspired by the parties he had attended while visiting Long Island's north shore-began planning the novel in 1923, desiring to produce, in his words, "something new-something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." Progress was slow, with Fitzgerald completing his first draft following a move to the French Riviera in 1924. His editor, Maxwell Perkins, felt the book was vague and persuaded the author to revise over the next winter. Fitzgerald was repeatedly ambivalent about the book's title and he considered a variety of alternatives, including titles that referenced the Roman character Trimalchio; the title he was last documented to have desired was Under the Red, White, and Blue. In its first year, the book sold only 20,000 copies. Fitzgerald died in 1940, believing himself to be a failure and his work forgotten. However, the novel experienced a revival during World War II, and became a part of American high school curricula and numerous stage and film adaptations in the following decades. Today, The Great Gatsby is widely considered to be a literary classic and a contender for the title "Great American Novel." In 1998, the Modern Library editorial board voted it the 20th century's best American novel and second best English-language novel of the same time period.

Book The Chosen and the Beautiful

Download or read book The Chosen and the Beautiful written by Nghi Vo and published by Tordotcom. This book was released on 2021-06-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An Instant National Bestseller! An Indie Next Pick! A Most Anticipated in 2021 Pick for Oprah Magazine | USA Today | Buzzfeed | Greatist | BookPage | PopSugar | Bustle | The Nerd Daily | Goodreads | Literary Hub | Ms. Magazine | Library Journal | Culturess | Book Riot | Parade Magazine | Kirkus | The Week | Book Bub | OverDrive | The Portalist | Publishers Weekly A Best of Summer Pick for TIME Magazine | CNN | Book Riot | The Daily Beast | Lambda Literary | The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Goodreads | Bustle | Veranda Magazine | The Week | Bookish | St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Den of Geek | LGBTQ Reads | Pittsburgh City Paper | Bookstr | Tatler HK A Best of 2021 Pick for NPR “A vibrant and queer reinvention of F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz age classic. . . . I was captivated from the first sentence.”—NPR “A sumptuous, decadent read.”—The New York Times “Vo has crafted a retelling that, in many ways, surpasses the original.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review Immigrant. Socialite. Magician. Jordan Baker grows up in the most rarefied circles of 1920s American society—she has money, education, a killer golf handicap, and invitations to some of the most exclusive parties of the Jazz Age. She’s also queer and Asian, a Vietnamese adoptee treated as an exotic attraction by her peers, while the most important doors remain closed to her. But the world is full of wonders: infernal pacts and dazzling illusions, lost ghosts and elemental mysteries. In all paper is fire, and Jordan can burn the cut paper heart out of a man. She just has to learn how. Nghi Vo’s debut novel, The Chosen and the Beautiful, reinvents this classic of the American canon as a coming-of-age story full of magic, mystery, and glittering excess, and introduces a major new literary voice. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book The Great Gatsby and Other Works

Download or read book The Great Gatsby and Other Works written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2021-01-05 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Three of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novels of the Jazz Age in one volume. F. Scott Fitzgerald’s stories are emblematic of the Lost Generation, which came of age in the years following World War I. Along with The Great Gatsby—Fitzgerald’s most well-known novel—this volume also includes his earlier works, This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and Damned. Each novel presents the aura of the Jazz Age in a different context, painting a wide-ranging picture of the uncertainty and upheaval faced by Americans at the time. This classic collection also includes a scholarly introduction about Fitzgerald’s life and work, offering insights into his creative genius.

Book The Great Gatsby  A Graphic Novel Adaptation

Download or read book The Great Gatsby A Graphic Novel Adaptation written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published by Candlewick Press. This book was released on 2021-02-02 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A sumptuously illustrated adaptation casts the powerful imagery of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great American novel in a vivid new format. From the green light across the bay to the billboard with spectacled eyes, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 American masterpiece roars to life in K. Woodman-Maynard’s exquisite graphic novel—among the first adaptations of the book in this genre. Painted in lush watercolors, the inventive interpretation emphasizes both the extravagance and mystery of the characters, as well as the fluidity of Nick Carraway’s unreliable narration. Excerpts from the original text wend through the illustrations, and imagery and metaphors are taken to literal, and often whimsical, extremes, such as when a beautiful partygoer blooms into an orchid and Daisy Buchanan pushes Gatsby across the sky on a cloud. This faithful yet modern adaptation will appeal to fans with deep knowledge of the classic, while the graphic novel format makes it an ideal teaching tool to engage students. With its timeless critique of class, power, and obsession, The Great Gatsby Graphic Novel captures the energy of an era and the enduring resonance of one of the world’s most beloved books.

Book The Jungle

Download or read book The Jungle written by Upton Sinclair and published by . This book was released on 1920 with total page 442 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Digested Read

Download or read book The Digested Read written by John Crace and published by RDR Books. This book was released on 2005-12 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literary ombudsman John Crace never met an important book he didn't like to deconstruct. From Salman Rushdie to John Grisham, Crace retells the big books in just 500 bitingly satirical words, pointing his pen at the clunky plots, stylistic tics and pretensions of Big Ideas, as he turns publishers' golden dream books into dross.

Book The Great Gatsby

    Book Details:
  • Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2003-05-27
  • ISBN : 074324639X
  • Pages : 196 pages

Download or read book The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 2003-05-27 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The only edition of the beloved classic that is authorized by Fitzgerald’s family and from his lifelong publisher. This edition is the enduring original text, updated with the author’s own revisions, a foreword by his granddaughter, and with a new introduction by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published by Scribner in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

Book F  Scott Fitzgerald  The Great Gatsby

Download or read book F Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1991-08-30 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Classical portrayal of love and violence during the Twenties.

Book The Great Gatsby

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  • Author : F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Publisher : Scribner
  • Release : 2020-11-17
  • ISBN : 1982149485
  • Pages : 208 pages

Download or read book The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published by Scribner. This book was released on 2020-11-17 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A deluxe trade paperback edition of The Great Gatsby, a true classic of 20th-century literature and one of America’s best-loved and iconic novels. This edition of The Great Gatsby has been updated by F. Scott Fitzgerald scholar James L.W. West III to include the author’s final revisions and features a note on the composition and text, a personal foreword by Fitzgerald’s granddaughter, Eleanor Lanahan—and an introduction by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. Featuring the iconic original cover art and French flaps, this is a must-have for all Gatsby fans. The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

Book The Great Gatsby

Download or read book The Great Gatsby written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald and published by Collier Books. This book was released on 1925 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Follows the adventures of Jay Gatsby as he tries to win back the woman he loved and lost.

Book The Great Gatsby

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  • Author : Roger Lathbury
  • Publisher : Gale Cengage
  • Release : 2000
  • ISBN : 9780787639600
  • Pages : 230 pages

Download or read book The Great Gatsby written by Roger Lathbury and published by Gale Cengage. This book was released on 2000 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald's most famous work. Written for high school students, chapters discuss the history of the work, historical and biographical themes, the critical response, and academic approaches to the book.

Book New Essays on The Great Gatsby

Download or read book New Essays on The Great Gatsby written by Matthew Joseph Bruccoli and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 1985-10-31 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides students of American Literature with introductory critical guides to the great works of American fiction.