The Great Gatsby (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789176371213

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Page: 124

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THE GREAT GATSBY is a 1925 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 in the summer of 1922. 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 the American Dream. Fitzgerald-inspired by the parties he had attended while visiting Long Island's north shore-began planning the novel in 1923, 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 in 1924. His editor, Maxwell Perkins, felt the book was vague and persuaded 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. 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.
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Great Gatsby (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

Author: F Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789176373903

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Page: 124

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THE GREAT GATSBY is a 1925 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 in the summer of 1922. 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 the American Dream. Fitzgerald-inspired by the parties he had attended while visiting Long Island's north shore-began planning the novel in 1923, 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 in 1924. His editor, Maxwell Perkins, felt the book was vague and persuaded 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. 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.
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The Great Gatsby (Collins Classics)

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007477368

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Collins Classics brings you F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Great American Novel of love and betrayal in the Jazz Age, now a major film.
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A Streetcar Named Desire and Other Plays

Author: Tennessee Williams

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9780141182568

Category: Drama

Page: 313

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Set in St. Louis during the Depression of the 1930s, this work is a personal account of the author's family and its gradual disintegration as it succumbed to external and internal pressures.
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The Rich Boy

Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Booklassic

ISBN: 9635220758

Category: Fiction

Page: 28

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The Rich Boy was written in the year 1926 by Francis Scott Fitzgerald. This book is one of the most popular novels of Francis Scott Fitzgerald, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.
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Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

A Reader's Guide

Author: Nicolas Tredell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1441191933

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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Reader's Guides provide a comprehensive starting point for any advanced student, giving an overview of the context, criticism and influence of key works. Each guide also offers students fresh critical insights and provides a practical introduction to close reading and to analysing literary language and form. They provide up-to-date, authoritative but accessible guides to the most commonly studied classic texts. The Great Gatsby (1925) is a classic of modern American literature and is often seen as the quintessential novel of 'the jazz age'. This is the ideal guide to the text, setting The Great Gatsby in its historical, intellectual and cultural contexts, offering analyses of its themes, style and structure, providing exemplary close readings, presenting an up-to-date account of its critical reception and examining its afterlife in literature, film and popular culture. It includes points for discussion, suggestions for further study and an annotated guide to relevant reading.
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The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781912464043

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Page: 64

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Nick Carraway's mysterious neighbour Gatsby gazes across the dark bay at a distant green light. As the summer unfolds, Nick is drawn into Gatsby's world of luxury cars, speedboats and extravagant parties. But the more he hears about Gatsby - even from what Gatsby himself tells him - the less he seems to believe. Did he really go to Oxford University? Was Gatsby a hero in the war? Did he once kill a man? Nick recalls how he comes to know Gatsby and how he also enters the world of his cousin Daisy and her wealthy husband Tom. Does their money make them any happier? Do the stories all connect? Shall we come to know the real Gatsby after reading Nick's account of that fateful summer?
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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.
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The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: New Canadian Library

ISBN: 1551997282

Category: Fiction

Page: 148

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A classic American novel, The Great Gatsby is a monumental exploration of the American Dream, set in a colourful world of crime, infidelity, and lost love. Nick Carraway has just moved to Long Island, and the biggest name on the block is Gatsby, the eccentric millionaire who throws parties he does not attend. When Nick gets a chance to meet him he finds himself pulled into Gatsby’s machinations to win back his lost love – Nick’s married cousin, Daisy. F. Scott Fitzgerald vividly captures the roaring twenties in this, possibly his most famous work, all while exploring themes ranging from decadence and excess to massive social change and how to navigate it. Widely considered one of the great American novels, The Great Gatsby has been adapted to the screen multiple times, most recently in 2013, with Baz Luhrmann directing, Leonardo DiCaprio starring, and Jay-Z providing music. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in e-book form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
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Tales of the Jazz Age

Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: BompaCrazy.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 317

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Tales of the Jazz Age is an anthology of nineteen short stories by renowned author F. Scott Fitzgerald, including "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz," "Dice, Brassknuckles and Guitar," and "Love in the Night."
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CliffsNotes on Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

Author: Kate Maurer

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544181859

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer a look into key elements and ideas within classic works of literature. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Great Gatsby explores F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel of triumph, tragedy, and a classic love triangle in the 1920s. Following the story of a young Midwesterner who's fascinated by the mysterious past and opulent lifestyle of his landlord, this study guide provides summaries and critical commentaries for each chapter within the novel. Other features that help you figure out this important work include Personal background on the author Introduction to and synopsis of the book In-depth character analyses Critical essays on topics of interest Review section that features interactive questions and suggested essay topics and practice projects Resource Center with books, videos, and Web sites that can help round out your knowledge Classic literature or modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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The Last Tycoon

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Hawthorne's Short Stories

Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307742792

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 1997

Here are the best of Hawthorne's short stories. There are twenty-four of them -- not only the most familiar, but also many that are virtually unknown to the average reader. The selection was made by Professor Newton Arvin of Smith College, a recognized authority on Hawthorne and a distinguished literary critic as well. His fine introduction admirably interprets Hawthorne's mind and art. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Art of Rembrandt

Author: Douglas Mannering

Publisher: Smithmark Publishers

ISBN: 9780831773793

Category: Art

Page: 80

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Blood Guardians (Blood Guardians #1)

Author: Heidi Willard

Publisher: Mac Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 212

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They are untouched by time, and ravaged only by silver, the sun, and decapitation. They travel where they will and take to themselves humans to be their eternal companions. One such creature, a vampire with the appearance of a young man, finds himself in a small, dusty town in Ohio in 1837. There the Blood Moon, an ancient force spoken only in legends, forces him to take an unwilling young woman as his eternal companion. They are bound by their blood relationship, and he must now protect her as her Blood Guardian against those who seek to do them harm. The first part to the four-part New Adult paranormal romance Blood Guardians series. The first book is set in the western United States of the 1830s. KEYWORDS: new adult, mystery, paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, folklore, folktale, folk tale, legend, legends, myth, myths, action adventure, action, adventure, second chances, comedy, humor, horror, free, freebie, free book, free books, book, books, free ebook, ebook, free novel, rich, quick read, read, short, serial, series, college, funny, female protagonist, novel, secret, suspense, thriller, alpha male, literature, story, stories, hero, fiction, box, box set, boxed, boxed set, romance, free romance, free romance ebook, free romance ebooks, free romance book, free romance books, billionaire, wealthy, millionaire, women's fiction, erotic romance, racy, legal, free romance novel, free romance books, erotic literature, free erotica, free erotic stories, erotic fiction books, billionaire romance, seduction, sexy, sensual, urban, historical, past, young adult, teen, historical, past, travel, coming of age, monster, creature, vampire, undead, immortal, revenant, demon, devil, occult, secret, demon, devil, 19 century, Europe, Eurasia, America, voyage, journey, Wild West, Rome, Italy, Turkey, Constantinople
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