The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

On Sale: 06/11/2013

The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

On Sale: 06/11/2013

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About the Book

Set during the Roaring Twenties against a backdrop of jazz music, bootlegging, and lavish parties, The Great Gatsby is the story of Midwesterner Nick Carraway's introduction to the decadent world of his fabulously wealthy neighbour Jay Gatsby, whose thirst for riches is matched only by his tragic pursuit of the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. A true literary classic that unfolds at a time when “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," The Great Gatsby is widely considered to be one of the best novels of the twentieth century (The New York Times).

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Critical Praise

“[Fitzgerald] had one of the rarest qualities in all literature—charm. It’s not a matter of pretty writing or clear style. It’s a kind of subdued magic, controlled and exquisite, the sort of thing you get from good string quartets.”  - Raymond Chandler

“[Gatsby’s] exuberant ambitions and his abrupt tragedy have merged with the story of America, in its self-creation and its failure.” - The New Yorker

“Fitzgerald’s novel is a portal to the savage heart of the human spirit, affords a glimpse at our humanity and wonders at our enormous capacity to dream, to imagine, to hope and to persevere.”  - Irish Times

“[Gatsby] is a celebration of intemperance, and a condemnation of its destructiveness. It is about trying to recapture our fleeting joys, about the fugitive nature of delight. It is a tribute to possibility, and a dirge about disappointment. It is a book in which the glory of imagination smacks into the grimness of real life.” - Guardian

“A stunning illumination of the world, not only a miracle of talent but a triumph of technique.” - Richard Yates

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781443428224
  • ISBN 10: 1443428221
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 06/11/2013
  • Pages: 224
  • List Price:14.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / General

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