The Great Gatsby
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Published:
Oxford : Benediction Classics, 2016.
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Book
Physical Desc:
96 pages ; 24 cm
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In planning his novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, "I want to write something new - something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." Working with anxiety and saw he feeling that it was the supreme test, he committed all his imaginative resources to the project. He eagerly awaited the reception of his masterpiece. T. S. Eliot immediately saw The Great Gatsby for what it was "the first step that American fiction has taken since Henry James," however, the reviewers and public were not enthusiastic. Only in the subsequent years, after Fitzgerald's death, has The Great Gatsby come be seen as perhaps the great 20th century American novel, and its protagonist, Jay Gatsby, as one of the truly mythological creations in American culture.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781781396858, 178139685X
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Lexile measure:
1010

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The narrative of Gatsby's quixotic passion for Daisy Buchanan. The pair meet five years before the novel begins, when Daisy is a legendary young Louisville beauty and Gatsby an impoverished officer. They fall in love, but while Gatsby serves overseas, Daisy marries the brutal, bullying, but extremely rich Tom Buchanan. After the war, Gatsby devotes himself blindly to the pursuit of wealth by whatever means--and to the pursuit of Daisy, which amounts to the same thing. "Her voice is full of money," Gatsby says admiringly, in one of the novel's more famous descriptions. His millions made, Gatsby buys a mansion across Long Island Sound from Daisy's patrician East Egg address, throws lavish parties, and waits for her to appear. When she does, events unfold with all the tragic inevitability of a Greek drama, with detached, cynical neighbor Nick Carraway acting as chorus throughout.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Fitzgerald, F. S. 1. (2016). The Great Gatsby. Oxford: Benediction Classics.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fitzgerald, F. Scott 1896-1940. 2016. The Great Gatsby. Oxford: Benediction Classics.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Fitzgerald, F. Scott 1896-1940, The Great Gatsby. Oxford: Benediction Classics, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Fitzgerald, F. Scott 1896-1940. The Great Gatsby. Oxford: Benediction Classics, 2016. Print.

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