The Great Gatsby is a fictional novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, which narrates the story of Jay Gatsby, a rich, young millionaire who loves to lead a lavish lifestyle. We meet Gatsby five years before the actual story begins, when he is an impoverished officer madly in love with Daisy. She, however, disregards his passion and marries the ruthless Tom Buchanan when Jay is serving abroad. Years later, Gatsby has succeeded in pursuing his hunger for making more money by whatever means possible and has bought himself a huge mansion in Long Island. He throws grand parties, treating his guests as Gods, never really participating in them, and hoping all the while, that Daisy will come back to him one day. With Nick Carraway acting as the one common link between the two entities, drama of epic proportions unfolds in the calm neighbourhood of East Egg, Long Island.
The intricately patterned story of this book engulfs the reader, providing a riveting narrative that encompasses Gatsby's rise and fall, all the while cautioning us about the demerits of excess in life. The Great Gatsby is often considered as the greatest novel of the 20th century and a true classic that redefined American Literature.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's contribution to English literature is profound. A writer of many novels and short stories, he is most noted for his works such as Tender is the Night, This Side of Paradise, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Love of the Last Tycoon. His works are reminiscent of the Jazz era of the 20s that also comprised of members of the Lost Generation. Centred around the themes of youth, love and despair, his novels attained cult statuses over time and today are regarded as literary masterpieces in their own right.
This paperback edition of The Great Gatsby has been published in English by Penguin UK and comprises 240 pages. It has an ISBN 10 number of 0141182636, and an ISBN 13 number of 9780141182636. So order this book online today to read an extraordinarily beautiful tale of intimacy, hope and betrayal.