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The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Literary Fiction Modern and Contemporary Fiction

The Great Gatsby Synopsis

Published to coincide with the 124th anniversary of F. Scott Fitzgerald's birth

Enigmatic, intriguing and fabulously wealthy, Jay Gatsby throws lavish parties at his West Egg mansion to impress Daisy Buchanan, the object of his obsession, now married to bullish Tom Buchanan.

Over a Long Island summer, his neighbour Nick Carraway, a writer and a cousin to Daisy, looks on as Gatsby and Daisy’s affair deepens.

Tragedy looms in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, frequently named among the best novels of the twentieth century.

This new edition includes a foreword by critically acclaimed novelist Michael Farris Smith, as well as an exclusive extract of his forthcoming novel, NICK, which imagines narrator Nick Carraway’s life before The Great Gatsby.

 

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Book Information

ISBN: 9780857304568
Publication date: 24th September 2020
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
Format: Paperback
Genres: Literary Fiction, Modern and Contemporary Fiction,
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About F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University which he left in 1917 to join the army. Fitzgerald was said to have epitomised the Jazz Age, an age inhabited by a generation he defined as ‘grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken’.In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their destructive relationship and her subsequent mental breakdowns became a major influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender is the Night and ...

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