The Great Gatsby
|Author:||F. Scott Fitzgerald|
A gorgeous new edition of F. Scott Fitzgeraldâ€TMs masterpiece, with an introduction by Melina Marchetta.
All the bright young things go to Jay Gatsbyâ€TMs Long Island parties. Yet Gatsby himself is reserved and mysterious. He seems always to be waiting for something or someone. When he finally draws the beautiful Daisy Buchanan back into his orbit, he sets in motion a series of tragedies.
And F. Scott Fitzgerald gives us what many consider to be the greatest American novelâ€”a crystalline portrait of a society captivated by status and ambition, and a man doomed in love.
Baz Lurhmannâ€TMs spectacular film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, is due for release in Australia in 2013.
'Reading it now for the seventh or eighth time, I am more convinced than ever not merely that it is Fitzgerald's masterwork but that it is the American masterwork, the finest work of fiction by any of this country's writers... If from all of our country's books I could have only one, The Great Gatsby would be it.' - Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post
F. Scott Fitzgerald published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. His masterpieces include The Beautiful and the Damned and Tender is the Night. He died at the age of fourty-four. After his death, the New York Times said that Fitzgerald "was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a generation."