MODERN CLASSICS GREAT GATSBY
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MODERN CLASSICS GREAT GATSBY

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

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Editorial:
PUFFIN
Año de edición:
2000
Materia
English readings
ISBN:
978-0-14-118263-6
Páginas:
240
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u003cbu003eNow the subject of a major new film from director Baz Luhrmann (u003ciu003eRomeo+Julietu003c/iu003e, u003ciu003eMoulin Rouge!u003c/iu003e), starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, The Great Gatsbyu003ciu003e u003c/iu003eis F. Scott Fitzgerald's brilliant fable of the hedonistic excess and tragic reality of 1920s America. This Penguin Classics edition is edited with an introduction and notes by Tony Tanner.u003c/bu003eu003cpu003eYoung, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby is the bright star of the Jazz Age, but as writer Nick Carraway is drawn into the decadent orbit of his Long Island mansion, where the party never seems to end, he finds himself faced by the mystery of Gatsby's origins and desires. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life, Gatsby is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon, this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.u003cbru003eIn The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald brilliantly captures both the disillusionment of post-war America and the moral failure of a society obsessed with wealth and status. But he does more than render the essence of a particular time and place, for - in chronicling Gatsby's tragic pursuit of his dream - Fitzgerald re-creates the universal conflict between illusion and reality.u003c/pu003eu003cpu003eLike Jay Gatsby, u003cbu003eF. Scott Fitzgeraldu003c/bu003e (1896–1940) has acquired a mythical status in American literary history, and his masterwork The Great Gatsby is considered by many to be the 'great American novel'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre, dubbed 'the first American Flapper', and their traumatic marriage and Zelda's gradual descent into insanity became the leading influence on his writing. As well as many short stories, Fitzgerald wrote five novels This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and, incomplete at the time of his death, The Last Tycoon. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'in fact and in the literary sense he created a "generation" '.u003c/pu003eu003cpu003e'A classic, perhaps the supreme American novel'u003cbru003e   John Carey, Sunday Times Books of the Centuryu003c/pu003e

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