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The Great Gatsby | Paperback

Released on 24 February 2000

Author: F.Scott Fitzgerald | Format: Paperback

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Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach...Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing and debating his mysterious character. For Gatsby - young, handsome, fabulously rich - always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.

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The Great Gatsby is one of the most moving and beautifully written books I've read and absolutely deserves to be the modern classic it is.

Fitzgerald takes you into the world of mysterious, enigmatic and ultimately sad, Jay Gatz.

Full of passion, lost-love, duty, longing, glamour, corruption and money - what more could anyone want in a novel?!..... and all, beautifully written so that the images stay with you long after finishing the book.

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When I first read this book I wasn't so keen. Those feelings are but a distant memory to me now, having read the book for a second time. The language used is done so beautifully, with so many great character touches in the book that made me smile with appreciation. You get such a detailed feel for each of the characters, not just what they feel but how any why they feel it, always put very poetically. I enjoy a book where words aren't wasted and this was one. The story is one of interest, I don't want to delve any deeper in case of spoilers, though I personally am not that interested in the story when I read a book. The characters themselves are not nice people, including Gatsby, and I feel that there is certain irony in the title. I have tried to justify this to others, but typically they aren't so keen. Bare this in mind when you read it and you may feel more on my side - do not blindly accept Nick's title appreciating the eponymous character

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The Great Gatsby is my favourite book for many reasons. The story is timeless and the authors writing style takes you into the heart of the story. You really feel for the characters, and hope that everything will work out for them, you become invested in the story.
Well worth the read!

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AuthorF.Scott Fitzgerald
PublisherPenguin Books Ltd (United Kingdom)
Year2000
ISBN9780141182636
FormatPaperback - 240 Pages