East Longmeadow Public Library

ISBN/UPC 9780743246392
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Categories Classic Literature
Comic and Graphic Books
Fiction
Games
Literature
Outdoor Recreation
US Salesrank 198000
Publisher Scribner
Publication Year: November 30, -0001

The Great Gatsby

F Scott Fitzgerald

Availability: In stock

The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgeralds' third book, The Great Gatsby (1925) , stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S. Eliot read it three times and saw it as the "first step" American fiction had taken since Henry James; H. L. Mencken praised "the charm and beauty of the writing, " as well as Fitzgerald's sharp social sense; and Thomas Wolfe hailed it as Fitzgerald's "best work" thus far. The story of the fabulously 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 remarked, "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession, " it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s that resonates with the power of myth. A novel of lyrical beauty yet brutal realism, of magic, romance, and mysticism, The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature. This item is Non-Returnable.