The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743246392

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

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A true classic of twentieth-century literature, this edition has been updated by Fitzgerald scholar James L.W. West III to include the author’s final revisions and features a note on the composition and text, a personal foreword by Fitzgerald’s granddaughter, Eleanor Lanahan—and a new introduction by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously 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 noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

The Great Gatsby

Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260414

Category: Fiction

Page: 163

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Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the "roaring twenties", and a devastating expose of the "Jazz Age". Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920s, to encounter Nick's cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the mystery that surrounds him.

Critical Studies

The Great Gatsby

Author: Kathleen Parkinson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141932201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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Kathleen Parkinson places this brilliant and bitter satire on the moral failure of the Jazz Age firmly in the context of Scott Fitzgerald's life and times. She explores the intricate patterns of the novel, its chronology, locations, imagery and use of colour, and how these contribute to a seamless interplay of social comedy and symbolic landscape. She devotes a perceptive chapter to Fitzgerald's controversial portrayal of women and goes on to discuss how the central characters, Gatsby and Nick Carraway, embody and confront the dualism inherent in the American dream.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's the Great Gatsby

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 143813276X

Category:

Page: 191

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Presents a series of critical essays discussing the structure, themes, and subject matter of Fitzgerald's story of the love between wealthy Jay Gatsby and the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.

The Great Gatsby

Author: Fitzgerald, Francis Scott

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN: 1772468495

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

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The Great Gatsby is a novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald's magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding theAmerican Dream. Fitzgerald—inspired by the parties he had attended while visiting Long Island's north shore—began planning the novel in 1920, desiring to produce, in his words, "something new—something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." Progress was slow, with Fitzgerald completing his first draft following a move to the French Riviera after six months. His editor, Maxwell Perkins, felt the book was too vague and convinced the author to revise over the next winter. Fitzgerald was repeatedly ambivalent about the book's title and he considered a variety of alternatives, including titles that referenced the Roman character Trimalchio; the title he was last documented to have desired was Under the Red, White, and Blue.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Author: Nicolas Tredell

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231115353

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

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More critical writing exists on The Great Gatsby than on any other work of American fiction. This Columbia Critical Guide introduces and contextualizes the key critical debates surrounding Fitzgerald's novel. The extracts and essays included here reflect The Great Gatsby's place as one of the first American novels to make significant use of modernist techniques and explore the influence of this "Lost Generation" work on later American writings. In considering secondary sources from the twenties to the present, this smart and sophisticated study guide offers readers an invaluable resource on this complex rendering of a moment in American history.

The Great Gatsby

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438114540

Category: Electronic books

Page: 145

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Discusses the characters, plot, and writing of The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Includes critical essays on the novel and a brief biography of the author.

A Contextualised Analysis of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby', 'The Beautiful and Damned' and 'This Side of Paradise'

Author: Piers Henriques

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640976193

Category:

Page: 28

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Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: Distinction, City of Bath College, language: English, abstract: Francis Scott Fitzgerald is now considered to be one of the seminal figureheads for contemporary American literature. He inspired contemporaries around him such as Ernest Hemingway, T.S Eliot and later would be revered by 20th and 21st century writers, such as Hunter S. Thompson: who once claimed that to learn to use a typewriter, he would retype the Great Gatsby over and over. He brought life to the self coined "Jazz Age" of writers; and with this, he brought a voice to a nation writing their own, comparably short, artistic histories. Fitzgerald would never know of his posthumous wealth of success, and, during his transient life, he had a tortuous relationship with his public persona, those around him and the influence that alcohol had on his life. These things indelibly marked most of his writings, and can be clearly seen in many aspects of his novels. This paper will identify and analyse the transcriptions, of the man behind the exquisite writing style, and bring light to the greater meanings that can be found within his first three novels: This Side of Paradise (1920), Beautiful and Damned (1922) and Great Gatsby (1925).

So We Read On

How The Great Gatsby Came to Be and Why It Endures

Author: Maureen Corrigan

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316230081

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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The "Fresh Air" book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby -- "The Great American Novel we all think we've read, but really haven't." Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know The Great Gatsby? As Maureen Corrigan, Gatsby lover extraordinaire, points out, while Fitzgerald's masterpiece may be one of the most popular novels in America, many of us first read it when we were too young to fully comprehend its power. Offering a fresh perspective on what makes Gatsby great-and utterly unusual-So We Read On takes us into archives, high school classrooms, and even out onto the Long Island Sound to explore the novel's hidden depths, a journey whose revelations include Gatsby's surprising debt to hard-boiled crime fiction, its rocky path to recognition as a "classic," and its profound commentaries on the national themes of race, class, and gender. With rigor, wit, and infectious enthusiasm, Corrigan inspires us to re-experience the greatness of Gatsby and cuts to the heart of why we are, as a culture, "borne back ceaselessly" into its thrall. Along the way, she spins a new and fascinating story of her own.

F. Scott Fitzgerald: The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521402309

Category: Fiction

Page: 225

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Background information accompanies the story of a young man, newly rich, who tries to recapture the past and win back his former love, despite the fact that she has married

The Great Gatsby

Study Guide

Author: Total Class Notes

Publisher: Total Class Notes

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 25

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Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The guide includes: · A short summary of the entire novel · The major themes and their relationship to the storyline · A character guide with brief details on each role · Bullet-point chapter reviews that go into more detail than the book summary · A few potential essay topics with possible answers. All of this in-depth study guide is designed to make studying more efficient and fun. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates that will include additional quiz questions, audio guides and more tools that will help you easily learn and prepare for school. Need help or have suggestions for us? Email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. @TheTotalGroup

The Great Gatsby and Modern Times

Author: Ronald Berman

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252065897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

View: 5340

Using editorials, columns, advertisements, silent film, architecture, and photography, this title develops the theme of modern consciousness.

The Great Gatsby

Author: Virginia Lee

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1875882081

Category: Education

Page: 56

View: 9192

Insight Study Guides are written by experts and cover a range of popular literature, plays and films. Designed to provide insight and an overview about each text for students and teachers, these guides endeavor to develop knowledge and understanding rather than just provide answers and summaries.

The Great Gatsby and The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald,David Stuart Davies

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904919483

Category: American fiction

Page: 255

View: 4715

The Great Gatsby lives in a luxurious Long Island mansion, playing lavish host to hundreds of people, and yet no-one seems to know him or how he became so rich. He is rumoured to be everything from a German spy to a war hero. Jay Gatsby doesn't heed them. He cares for one person alone - Daisy Buchanan, the woman he has waited for all his life.

The Great Gatsby : Om Illustrated Classics

Author: F Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Om Books International

ISBN: 9385031597

Category:

Page: 16

View: 387

In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald introduces the reader to the post-war America and offers a gripping social commentary on the themes of power, crime, betrayal, greed and a vivid peek into the American life in the 1920s, also known as the ‘Roaring Twenties’. In the summer of 1922, Nick Carraway arrives in New York in pursuit of the big American dream. Nick, the story’s narrator, moves in next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby, the host of lavish weekly parties for the rich and the fashionable. Across the bay reside Nick’s distant cousin Daisy and her philandering husband, Tom, an old classmate from Yale. Being the only link between Gatsby and his long lost love, Nick gets drawn into the enthralling world of the rich and takes the reader along on the ride, as he bears witness to their follies and emerges a new enlightened man.

The Great Gatsby and the American Dream

Author: Sandra Kochan

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638793923

Category:

Page: 28

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Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Constance (Uni), course: American Literature and Culture, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Since the end of the Second World War the United States of America has been the most powerful country in the world. American power has included cultural power. Writing or talking about America means invoking the American Dream, which remains a major element of the national identity. The American Dream encompasses the myth of America: a myth defined by another familiar phrase - the New World. In its origins, America was conceived of as a new world, a new beginning, a second chance. The contrast of course was with Europe - the Old World - characterized by tyranny, corruption, and social divisions. The American Constitution guaranteed all Americans "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This is the heart of the American Dream. People believed that the American dream was, from the beginning, part and parcel of American history, culture and language, including the early colonial period. "America was born out of a dream." But the American Dream has come to mean at a popular level. It is to go to the West and become a millionaire. The American dream is conceived of in terms of success and of material success in particular: getting rich quick is what it is all about. But in its true sense it has never been limited to material success alone. So what do we actually understand under the term "American Dream" and what is the origin of this phrase? When did it first appear in the language? And how has the phrase itself evolved over time? Only during the time of political and cultural upheaval could the concept of the American Dream enter the national lexicon. The true origin of the phrase was first mentioned in 1931, by a middlebrow historian James Truslow Adams in his book The Epic of America. In this book, the phrase appears for the first time

New Essays on The Great Gatsby

Author: Matthew J. Bruccoli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521319638

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

View: 8293

Describes the novel's publication history and initial critical reception, and discusses Gatsby's themes, style, and place in American literature

The Great Gatsby

New Edition with Pictures and Stills

Author: Francis Fitzgerald

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979771757

Category:

Page: 146

View: 3049

The Great Gatsby, F. 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 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 noted "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. Invited to an extravagantly lavish party in a Long Island mansion, Nick Carraway, a young bachelor who has just settled in the neighboring cottage, is intrigued by the mysterious host, Jay Gatsby, a flamboyant but reserved self-made man with murky business interests and a shadowy past. As the two men strike up an unlikely friendship, details of Gatsby's impossible love for a married woman emerge, until events spiral into tragedy. In its first year, the book sold only 20,000 copies. Fitzgerald died in 1940, believing himself to be a failure and his work forgotten. However, the novel experienced a revival during World War II, and became a part of American high school curricula and numerous stage and film adaptations in the following decades. Today, The Great Gatsby is widely considered to be a literary classic and a contender for the title "Great American Novel." In 1998, the Modern Library editorial board voted it the 20th century's best American novel and second-best English-language novel of the same time period. Cover of the first edition (1925) artist: Francis Cugat. EDITOR'S ACKNOWLEDGMENTS As I got older I decided to read again all those classics from the English, French and Spanish literature. Classics from my student days. Books I loved as a teenager growing up in France and books that I am wondering how would I remember them; the plot, the characters, how would I understand them now and how would they affect me now. As I have a background in film, I decided to edit a new version because I wanted to include some stills of the different artistic adaptations that were made through the years to help the reader jump into the author's world. Hope you'll enjoy the ride! A.

A Study Guide for F.Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410335925

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

View: 4441

A Study Guide for F.Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.