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The Great Gatsby

Introd. and notes by Tony Tanner

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Now the subject of a major new film from director Baz Luhrmann (Romeo+Juliet, Moulin Rouge!), starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, The Great Gatsby is 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.

Young, 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.
In 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.

Like Jay Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald (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" '.

'A classic, perhaps the supreme American novel'
   John Carey, Sunday Times Books of the Century

Portrait
Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and educated at Princeton. Stationed in Alabama, he met and later married Zelda Sayre. His first novel, This Side of Paradise published in 1920, was a tremendous critical and commercial success. Fitzgerald followed with The Beautiful and the Damned in 1922, The Great Gatsby in 1925 and Tender is the Night in 1934. He was working on The Last Tycoon (1941) when he died, in Hollywood, in 1940.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 240
Erscheinungsdatum 24.02.2000
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-14-118263-6
Reihe Penguin Modern Classics
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 19,8/12,6/2 cm
Gewicht 183 g
Verkaufsrang 3.437
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The Great Gatsby
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Nürnberg am 19.10.2014
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"Der große Gatsby" ist ein großartiges Buch mit genialen Wendungen. Kein Wunder, dass es mehrfach verfilmt wurde. Auf relativ wenigen Seiten erzählt F. Scott Fitzgerald eine spannende, ergreifende, aber auch augenöffnende Geschichte.

ein Klassiker
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 06.03.2014
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Es ist ein Klassiker. Es ist ein sehr spannendes Buch! Super geeignet für den English -Unterricht!!!!! Sehr einfach und verständlich geschrieben.

Große Klasse
von Cooktown aus Wolfsburg am 12.11.2013
Bewertet: Buch (Taschenbuch)

Dieses Buch hat mir unglaublich gut gefallen, es ist noch besser als der Film. Der traurige Schluss ist sehr bewegend, sehr zu empfehlen!!!