Thursday, 12 September 2013

The Great Gatsby(Paperback) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Description of The Great Gatsby(Paperback) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby Film Tie-In Edition is a novel about the life of Jay Gatsby and a circle of rich New Yorkers. This edition has the cast of the 2013 movie, The Great Gatsby, on its cover.

Summary Of The Book

The Great Gatsby Film Tie-In Edition is a novel set in 1922 in Long Island and New York City. The narrator, Nick Carraway, lives in West Egg. His cousin, Daisy Buchanan, also lives in the same locality with her husband, Tom. Another character named Myrtle Wilson is married, but is having an affair with Tom. Jay Gatsby, the protagonist, resides in the same neighbourhood. He is portrayed as a mysterious young millionaire who organizes extravagant parties. The book traces how the narrator becomes aware of the deep love that Jay has for Daisy. He also learns that the two of them were in a relationship before Gatsby went off to fight in the war.

Jay now asks Nick to convince his cousin to leave her cheating husband. Tom finds out, and forces Daisy to go with him to New York, where they meet Gatsby. The book details the events that take place during the confrontation and what fate has in store for Jay and Daisy. The Great Gatsby Film Tie-In Edition is filled with tales of murder, mystery, betrayal, and heartbreak. The book is set during the Jazz age.

This novel has been adapted into films many times. The latest one, released in 2013, stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. The Great Gatsby has been adapted into TV dramas, theatre shows, radio programmes, opera performances, and computer games. It is listed as one of the greatest works of American literature, and is considered a literary classic. The book has sold millions of copies since it was first published in 1925.

About F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, born in 1896, was an American author and poet. His novels include Tender Is The Night, This Side Of Paradise, and The Beautiful And Damned. His unfinished novel, The Love Of The Last Tycoon, was published after his death. He also wrote short stories, some of which are The Pat Hobby Stories, Bernice Bobs Her Hair And Other Stories, All The Sad Young Men, and Tales Of The Jazz Age.

Fitzgerald studied at Princeton University, and then joined the US Army. He later started working in Hollywood. The Great Gatsby gained popularity after the author's death, who died thinking that his work was a failure. Fitzgerald is said to be one of the best American writers of the 20th century. He passed away in 1940 in Los Angeles, at the age of 44. In 2009, he was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

Specifications of The Great Gatsby(Paperback) by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher Picador
Publication Year 2013
ISBN-13 9781447225928
ISBN-10 1447225929
Language English
Edition Film tie-in
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 240 Pages

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