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Cover of: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
About the Book

A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning--" Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream.

It's also a love story, of sorts, the narrative of Gatsby's quixotic passion for Daisy Buchanan. The pair meet five years before the novel begins, when Daisy is a legendary young Louisville beauty and Gatsby an impoverished officer. They fall in love, but while Gatsby serves overseas, Daisy marries the brutal, bullying, but extremely rich Tom Buchanan. After the war, Gatsby devotes himself blindly to the pursuit of wealth by whatever means--and to the pursuit of Daisy, which amounts to the same thing. "Her voice is full of money," Gatsby says admiringly, in one of the novel's more famous descriptions. His millions made, Gatsby buys a mansion across Long Island Sound from Daisy's patrician East Egg address, throws lavish parties, and waits for her to appear. When she does, events unfold with all the tragic inevitability of a Greek drama, with detached, cynical neighbor Nick Carraway acting as chorus throughout. Spare, elegantly plotted, and written in crystalline prose, The Great Gatsby is as perfectly satisfying as the best kind of poem.

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Publisher unknown
The Great Gatsby
Cover of: Gatsby le magnifique
Publish date unknown, Librairie Générale Française
Gatsby le magnifique
in French
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Publish date unknown, Grafisk/ESB.
The great Gatsby
in English
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June 1920, Macmillan Pub Co
Great Gatsby
Hardcover in English - School edition
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1925, Scribner
The great Gatsby.
in English
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1925, Charles Scribner's Sons
The great Gatsby
in English
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1925, C. Scribner's Sons
The great Gatsby
in English
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1925, C. Scribner's Sons
The great Gatsby
in English
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1925, C. Scribner's sons
The great Gatsby
in English
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1945, Bantam Books
The great Gatsby
Paperback in English
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1945, Editions for the Armed Services
The great Gatsby
in English
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1945, Bantam books
The great Gatsby
in English
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1948, The Grey Walls Press
The great Gatsby.
in English
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1950, Grosset & Dunlap
The great Gatsby.
in English
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1950, Penguin
The great Gatsby
in English
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1950, Penguin
The great Gatsby
in English
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1950, Penguin
The great Gatsby.
in English
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1953, Scribner
The great Gatsby
in English
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1953, Charles Scribner
The great Gatsby
in English
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1953, Scribner's
The great Gatsby
in English
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1953, C. Scribner's Sons
The great Gatsby
in English
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1953, Scribner
The great Gatsby
in English
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1953, Charles Scribner's Sons
The great Gatsby
in English
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1953, Scribner
The great Gatsby
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1958, Scribner
The great Gatsby
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1958, Scribner
The great Gatsby
in English
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1961, Penguin Books
The great Gatsby
in English
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1961, Scribner
The great Gatsby.
in English
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1961, Scribner
The great Gatsby.
in English
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1964, Scribner
The great Gatsby.
in English
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1967, Bodley Head
The great Gatsby
in English
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1968, Scribner's
The great Gatsby
in English
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1968, Folio Society
The Great Gatsby
in English
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1970, Heinemann Educational Books
The great Gatsby
in English
Cover of: El Gran Gatsby
1971, Plaza & Janés
El Gran Gatsby
in Spanish - 3a ed. en este formato.
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1973, Microcard Editions Books
The great Gatsby
in English
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1973, Microcard Editions Books
The great Gatsby
in English
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1973, Microcard Editions Books
The great Gatsby
in English
Cover of: Gurēto Gyatsubī
1974, Shinchōsha
Gurēto Gyatsubī
in Japanese
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1974, Jin ri shi jie she
Da heng xiao zhuan
in Chinese - 880-02 Zai ban.
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1974, Franklin Library
The great Gatsby
in English - Limited ed.
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1977, Lythway Press
The great Gatsby
in English - Large print ed.
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1979, Franklin Library
The great Gatsby
in English - A limited ed.
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1980, Scribner
The great Gatsby
in English
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1980, Franklin Library
The great Gatsby
in English - Limited ed.
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1980, Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club
The great Gatsby
in English
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1980, Printed for the members of the Limited Editions Club
The great Gatsby
in English
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1984, Arion Press
The great Gatsby
in English
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1986, Collier Books
The Great Gatsby
in English - 1st Scribner classic/Collier ed.
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1986, Shu hua chu ban shi yeh yu xian gong si, Zong jing xiao Xue ying wen hua shi yeh yu xian gong si
Da heng xiao zhuan
in Chinese - 880-02 Chu ban.
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1988, Marshall Cavendish
The great Gatsby.
in English
Cover of: Il grande Gatsby
1988, A. Mondadori
Il grande Gatsby
in Italian
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1990, Vyshcha shkola
Velikiĭ Gėtsbi ; Nochʾ nezhna
in Russian
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1990, Garland
The great Gatsby
in English
Cover of: The Great Gatsby (Everyman's Library Classics)
September 26, 1991, Everyman's Library
The Great Gatsby (Everyman's Library Classics)
Hardcover in English - New Ed edition
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1991, Cambridge University Press
The great Gatsby
in English
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1991, Scribners
The great Gatsby
in English - [Cambridge ed.]
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1991, COMFORT Oficyna Wydawnicza
Wielki Gatsby
in Polish
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1992, Accent Educational Pub.
The Great Gatsby
in English
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1992, Collier Books, Maxwell Macmillan Canada, Maxwell Macmillan International
The great Gatsby
in English - 1st Collier Books ed.
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1992, Collier Books, Maxwell Macmillan Canada, Maxwell Macmillan International
The great Gatsby
E-book in English - 1st Collier Books ed.
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1992, Penguin
The great Gatsby
in English
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1993, Macmillan Pub. Co., Maxwell Macmillan Canada, Maxwell Macmillan International
The great Gatsby
in English - 1st Macmillan/Hudson River ed.
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1993, Wordsworth Editions
The Great Gatsby
in English
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1993, Wordsworth Classics
The great Gatsby
in English
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1995, Scribner Paperback Fiction
The Great Gatsby
in English - 1st Scribner Paperback Fiction ed.
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July 21, 1995, Macmillan Education
The Great Gatsby
Unknown Binding
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July 1995, Naxos Audio Books
The Great Gatsby (Modern Classics)
Audio Cassette in English - Abridged edition
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1995, G.K. Hall, Chivers Press
The great Gatsby
in English
Cover of: The Great Gatsby (Modern Classics)
July 1995, Naxos Audio Books
The Great Gatsby (Modern Classics)
Audio CD in English - Abridged edition
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1996, Scribner
The great Gatsby
in English
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1998, Oxford University Press
The great Gatsby
in English
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September 3, 1998, Penguin Books
The Great Gatsby (Essential Penguin)
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Great Gatsby (Wordsworth Classics) (Wordsworth Classics)
December 5, 1999, Wordsworth Editions
The Great Gatsby (Wordsworth Classics) (Wordsworth Classics)
Paperback in English - New edition
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February 24, 2000, Penguin Books
The Great Gatsby (Penguin Modern Classics)
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2000, Book-of-the-Month Club
The great Gatsby
in English
Cover of: The Great Gatsby [ UNABRIDGED] (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
January 30, 2000, Audio Book Contractors
The Great Gatsby [ UNABRIDGED] (Classic Books on Cassettes Collection)
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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September 27, 2001, Penguin Books Ltd
The Great Gatsby
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October 1, 2002, Caedmon
The Great Gatsby
in English
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April 2002, The Audio Partners
The Great Gatsby
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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October 1, 2002, Caedmon
The Great Gatsby
Audio cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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September 30, 2003, Ediciones B
The Great Gatsby
Paperback in English
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August 2004, Buccaneer Books Inc
Great Gatsby
Library Binding in English
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October 2004, Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
The Great Gatsby
in English
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October 2004, Tandem Library
The Great Gatsby
School & Library Binding in English
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2004, Scribner
The Great Gatsby
Trade Paperback in English
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October 17, 2005, bnpublishing.com
The Great Gatsby
Audio CD
Cover of: Gurēto gyatsubī
2006, Chūō Kōron Shinsha
Gurēto gyatsubī
in Japanese - 880-02 Shohan.
Cover of: The Great Gatsby
August 1, 2006, Hachette Audio
The Great Gatsby
Audio CD in English - Stg edition
Cover of: The Great Gatsby (Penguin Popular Classics)
January 25, 2007, Penguin Books
The Great Gatsby (Penguin Popular Classics)
in English
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October 1, 2007, Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The Great Gatsby
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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October 1, 2007, Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The Great Gatsby
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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October 1, 2007, Blackstone Audio, Inc.
The Great Gatsby
CD-ROM in English - Unabridged edition
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March 26, 2007, Broadview Pr
Great Gatsby
Paperback in English
Cover of: The Great Gatsby (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
January 22, 2008, Wheeler Publishing
The Great Gatsby (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Paperback in English - Lrg edition
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2008, Penguin Group UK
The Great Gatsby
Electronic resource in English
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2008, Oxford University Press
The great Gatsby
in English
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2008, Thomson Gale
The great Gatsby
in English
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2008, Penguin Books
The Great Gatsby

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