The Great Gatsby

By | February 19, 2018
The Great Gatsby Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN-10 0743273567
ISBN-13 9780743273565
Year 2003-05-27
Pages 217
Language English
Publisher Scribner
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The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age F Scott Fitzgeralds 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 s 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 of 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

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