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Jay Gatsby's parties are legendary. Night and day, the rich and beautiful descend upon his mansion to drink and to dance. For Nick Carraway, newly arrived on Long Island, the handsome, wealthy Gatsby seems to lead the perfect life. But beneath that shimmering facade Gatsby harbours an obsessive desire for the only thing he truly wants, but can never have.
'A classic, perhaps the supreme American novel'
John Carey, Sunday Times
Publication date: 11/04/2013
Publisher: Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Publication date: 04/07/2012
Publisher: Alma Classics an imprint of Alma Books Ltd
Publication date: 24/02/2000
Publisher: Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||11th April 2013|
|Author:||F. Scott Fitzgerald|
|Publisher:||Picador an imprint of Pan Macmillan|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,|
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 ...More About F. Scott Fitzgerald