An edition of The Great Gatsby (1920)

The Great Gatsby

1st Collier Books ed. (7)
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An edition of The Great Gatsby (1920)

The Great Gatsby

1st Collier Books ed. (7)
  • 3.99 ·
  • 144 Ratings
  • 1627 Want to read
  • 120 Currently reading
  • 290 Have read

For the first time in paperback, one of the classics of twentieth-century literature, The Great Gatsby, is available in a definitive, textually accurate edition. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan has been acclaimed by generations of readers. But the first edition contained a number of errors resulting from Fitzgerald’s extensive revisions and a rushed production schedule. Subsequent printings introduced further departures from the author’s words. This edition, based on the Cambridge critical text, restores all the language of Fitzgerald’s masterpiece. Drawing on the manuscript and surviving proofs of the novel, along with Fitzgerald’s later revisions and corrections, this is the authorized text—The Great Gatsby as Fitzgerald intended it.
--back cover

Publish Date
Language
English
Pages
216

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1992, Collier Books, Maxwell Macmillan Canada, Maxwell Macmillan International
paperback in English - 1st Collier Books ed. (7)

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New York, Toronto, New York

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-216).

Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
1992

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.52
Library of Congress
PS3511.I9 G7 1992b

Contributors

Author
F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Physical Object

Format
paperback
Pagination
xvi, 216 p.
Number of pages
216

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1701743M
Internet Archive
greatgatsby00fitz
ISBN 10
0020198817
ISBN 13
9780020198819
LCCN
92002605
OCLC/WorldCat
1149239154
Paperback Swap
0020198817
Amazon ID (ASIN)
0020198817
Google
wcwQYAKseKUC
Library Thing
2964
Goodreads
905696

Work Description

Here is a novel, glamorous, ironical, compassionate – a marvelous fusion into unity of the curious incongruities of the life of the period – which reveals a hero like no other – one who could live at no other time and in no other place. But he will live as a character, we surmise, as long as the memory of any reader lasts.

"There was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life.... It was an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again."

It is the story of this Jay Gatsby who came so mysteriously to West Egg, of his sumptuous entertainments, and of his love for Daisy Buchanan – a story that ranges from pure lyrical beauty to sheer brutal realism, and is infused with a sense of the strangeness of human circumstance in a heedless universe.

It is a magical, living book, blended of irony, romance, and mysticism.

--first edition jacket



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