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  • Published: 1 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9780857980960
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Adult
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

The Great Gatsby FTI


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The lavish and glorious Baz Luhrmann film tie-in edition of The Great Gatsby

The lavish and glorious Baz Luhrmann film tie-in edition of The Great Gatsby

Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and extravagent lifestyle of his neighbour, Jay Gatsby.

Jay Gatsby is a self-made man famed for his decadent, champagne-drenched parties. Despite being surrounded by Long Island's bright and beautiful, he longs only for Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby pursues his dream and Nick Carraway is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.

  • Pub date: 1 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9780857980960
  • Imprint: RHA eBooks Adult
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

About the Author

F Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 -1940) is widely considered the poet laureate of the Jazz Age. He wrote many short stories and four novels, This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and The Great Gatsby. An unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon, was published posthumously.

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University, which he left in 1917 to join the army. He was said to have epitomized the Jazz Age, which he himself defined as 'a generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their traumatic marriage and her subsequent breakdowns became the leading influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work); six volumes of short stories and The Crack Up, a selection of autobiographical pieces.

Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a 'generation'. . . he might have interpreted and even guided them, as in their midle years they saw a different and nobler freedom threatened with destruction.'

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Praise for The Great Gatsby FTI

“He 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

“One of the greatest works of American literature ... a timeless evocation of the allure, corruption and carelessness of wealth.”

The Times

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

Richard Yates


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