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by William Hope,F. Scott Fitzgerald

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ISBN: 9626340517
Author: William Hope,F. Scott Fitzgerald
Language: English
Publisher: Naxos Audio Books; Abridged edition (July 1, 1995)
Category: Classics
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 366
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Scott Fitzgerald (Author), William Hope (Narrator). Gatsby as a rich and tragic figure parallels Fitzgerald’s goals and his future life story. When he was a young man, he would introduce himself as F Scott Fitzgerald, the well-known alcoholic 1, and he knew that his life would not be long.

Scott Fitzgerald (Author), William Hope (Narrator). Jay and Daisy have many parallels to Scott and Zelda, including the long pursuit and the short time together afterward. Jay and Daisy lasted only day and Scott and Zelda had a short life together because of her mental illness and his alcoholism.

If Fitzgerald thought of Gatsby as some sort of American Trimalchio thrown up by the riotous licence of the Twenties, he certainly subjected him to some remarkable metamorphoses

Published by the Penguin Group. If Fitzgerald thought of Gatsby as some sort of American Trimalchio thrown up by the riotous licence of the Twenties, he certainly subjected him to some remarkable metamorphoses. He is called Trimalchio just once in the novel. But there are some distinct genealogical traces of Gatsby's ancient ancestor.

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional towns of West Egg and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional towns of West Egg and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession with the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan.

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, stands as the supreme achievement of. . Scott Fitzgerald's third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature. It would be evidence enough to argue that F. Scott Fitzgerald was superhuman, if it wasn't for the fact that we know he also wrote This Side of Paradise. But despite its magic, the rhetoric is just that, and it is a cruel facade. The Great Gatsby is your neighbor you're best friends with until you find out he's a drug dealer.

The Great Gatsby Book Cover. But, for now, in the quiet time of groundhogs ready to appear, I thought I’d take a crack at another mouldy oldie. I found a battered paperback copy of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 1925 masterwork The Great Gatsby at a book sale as part of a charity fundraising effort by the Canadian federal government. It only cost me 25 cents.

Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby, page 127. he woman that Jay loved was much like Fitzgerald’s wife . Through the character of Jay Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald reveals his fixation towards society and wealth during the 1920’s. he woman that Jay loved was much like Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda. Daisy is a portrait of the American woman of her class, and in some ways is not unlike Fitzgerald’s wife Zelda. In fact her remark that she had hoped her daughter would be a beautiful little fool is almost precisely what Zelda said after giving birth to her own daughter. In his book The Great Gatsby, there are direct quotes from Fitzgerald’s life.

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This page contains details about the Fiction book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald published in 1925. The novel chronicles an era that Fitzgerald himself dubbed the "Jazz Age". This book is the 4th greatest Fiction book of all time as determined by thegreatestbooks. Following the shock and chaos of World War I, American society enjoyed unprecedented levels of prosperity during the "roaring" 1920s as the economy soared.

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Gatsby, famous for his prodigious wealth, glittering parties and murky background, harbors a poignant dream. As his dream is realized, the sordid underbelly of a society devoid of morality is realized as well.


This review is about this version of the book, not the story itself. This is a "bootleg" version of the book, not an authentic publication. The cover has a poor quality picture (as evidenced by the visible pixels) and the book itself is typed in a different font than the publisher intended. I purchased this book for my son's high school english class and we had to get a different copy as this version has NO publication information. NO copyright information. Students are required to cite that information and this book doesn't even have a page for this information. Had I known, I would have purchased a different version. Unfortunately, the class didn't start reading the book until after my return window had closed or it would have gone back for sure.
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I don't know how I made it through high school without reading this classic, but I'm so glad I get to come back to books like this and read them as an adult. I'm sure I would have learned stuff in high school, but I feel like I'm getting more appreciation out of books like this as I get older.
The only thing I knew about this book before I started reading was that it was a shallow love story that ends with the girl dumping the poor, innocent guy....or something. And yes that is the plot, but I think the story can also be about the American dream and who it's really available to. What is the American dream? Is it just getting money and it doesn't matter how? Did we really get away from social inequality? I hadn't really thought about any of that before reading this book. It made me wonder what my American dream is. Do I just want to get lots of money, a big house, and tons of stuff? Or is there more to it than that? Without spoiling the end, I feel like Mr. Fitzgerald's opinion on the matter is that some people are born to live the American dream and some aren't - and there isn't much you can do to change it. The fate of Daisy and Gatsby really brings that tragic idea home.

The parties were unreal. I was drooling over the mention of all the food. I couldn't help but imagine the Dowager Countess from Downton Abbey coming to Gatsby's house and being appalled at what Americans called "a dinner party." My mind was buzzing with all the practical details and sheer amount of money that it would take to feed two dinners and tons of alcohol to that many people... But the parties and glamour are just covering up the fact that most of these people are shady, immoral, hypocritical and just plain unhappy. Especially Tom and his wife Daisy.

I loved the writing. It was simple, charming, and witty - an interesting contrast to the much deeper story going on. The last line about how we can't escape from the past points out that even though as Americans we say that anyone can achieve wealth, happiness and equality, the truth is we keep getting sucked into the rules of the past.

The only thing I thought was overdone was the symbolic Eye Doctor bilboard in the ash valley. Don't let the symbolic Eye Doctor Ad/God's Judgement fall on you on the way out.

Overall, a novel that got me really thinking about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in the context of a beautiful, tragic, and romantic story.
I believe the alchemy of time, place and the right talent and drive can create in an author the story and words to compose a portrait of truth and beauty that transcends time; a work of supreme art so rare and splendid that it is revered because our soul longs to be transported to the splendor of a moment in time and desires to be granted the providence to create something so divine that through it we may survive on this Earth forever.

As rare and astounding as the art of Rembrandt, Renoir and Rodin, F. Scott Fitzgerald's short novel casts a spell on me in his painting Love, Truth, Mythology and Tragedy in words so poignant, eloquent and gorgeous that I, a mere mortal, cannot do them justice, so I must quote (though I typically prefer not to):

“The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.”


“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.”


“His heart beat faster and faster as Daisy’s white face came up to his own. He knew that when he kissed this girl, and forever wed his unutterable visions to her perishable breath, his mind would never romp again like the mind of God. So he waited, listening for a moment longer to the tuning fork that had been struck upon a star. Then he kissed her. At his lips’ touch she blossomed like a flower and the incarnation was complete.”


“And as I sat there brooding on the old, unknown world, I thought of Gatsby’s wonder when he first picked out the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock. He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night.

Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic 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——

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

This is my favorite American novel.

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