Cover of: The Great Gatsby | F. Scott Fitzgerald

Contributors

  • Introduction
    Charles Scribner III

About the Book

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.

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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About the Edition

The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, The Great Gatsby, (1925), stands as teh 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" so far. the story of the fabulously wealth Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties in West Egg, 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 American in the 1920s that resonates with the power of myth. A novel of lyarical beauty yet brutal realism, of magic, romanc, and mysticism, The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.

--back cover

Edition Notes

A Scribner Classic

Copyright Date
1925. Introduction 1980.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.54
Library of Congress
PS3511.I9 G7 1986

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xx, 182p.
Number of pages
182
Dimensions
6.9 x 4.3 x 0.6 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL9219606M
Internet Archive
greatgatsbyreiss00fitz
ISBN 10
0020199600
ISBN 13
9780020199601
LC Control Number
86-5387
OCLC/WorldCat
13396221, 909406089
Library Thing
2964
Goodreads
71135

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