An edition of The Great Gatsby (1920)

The Great Gatsby

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An edition of The Great Gatsby (1920)

The Great Gatsby

printing (16)
  • 4.05 ·
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  • 1315 Want to read
  • 101 Currently reading
  • 220 Have read

The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, The Great Gatsby (1925), stands as the 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'd "best work" thus far. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on 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 America in the 1920s that resonates with the power of myth. A novel of lyrical beauty yet brutal realism, of magic, romance, and mysticism, The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth century literature.

This is the definitive, textually accurate edition of The Great Gatsby, edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and authorized by the estate of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The first edition of The Great Gatsby contained many errors resulting from Fitzgerald's extensive revisions and a rushed production schedule, and subsequent editions introduced further departures from the author's intentions. This critical edition draws on the manuscript and surviving proofs of the novel, along with Fitzgerald's later revisions and corrections, to restore the text to its original form. It is The Great Gatsby as Fitzgerald intended it.
--jacket

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Publisher
Scribner Classics
Language
English
Pages
172

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1953, Scribner

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Published in

New York, USA

Edition Notes

US / CAN

Genre
Fiction.
Copyright Date
1925, 1953. Editorial material 1991, 1992. Jacket 1996.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813/.52
Library of Congress
PS3511.I9 G7 1996, PS3511.I9 G7 2000, PS3511.I9 G7 2018
lccn_permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/96016596

Contributors

Preface
Matthew J. Bruccoli
Jacket Design
Calvin Chu
Cover Art and Illustrations
Francis Cugat

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Format
Hardcover
Pagination
172 p. ;
Number of pages
172

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL979312M
Internet Archive
greatgatsby000fitz
ISBN 10
0684830426
ISBN 13
9780684830421
LCCN
96016596
OCLC/WorldCat
53476312, 34471283, 1043834729
Paperback Swap
0684830426
Google
roVYDwAAQBAJ
Library Thing
2964
Goodreads
44576797

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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