The Great Gatsby

Weitere Formate

In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple + intricately patterned." That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned, and above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings. "Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter--tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther.... And one fine morning--" Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of cautionary tale about the American Dream.
It's also a love story, of sorts, 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. Spare, elegantly plotted, and written in crystalline prose, The Great Gatsby is as perfectly satisfying as the best kind of poem.
* * *
"Now we have an American masterpiece in its final form: the original crystal has shaped itself into the true diamond. This is the novel as Fitzgerald wished it to be, and so it is what we have dreamed of, sleeping and waking." -- James Dickey
* * *
The Great Gatsby is a novel by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published on April 10, 1925, it is set on Long Island's North Shore and in New York City during the summer of 1922.
The novel takes place following the First World War. American society enjoyed prosperity during the "roaring" 1920s as the economy soared. At the same time, Prohibition, the ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol as mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment, made millionaires out of bootleggers. After its republishing in 1945 and 1953, it quickly found a wide readership and is today widely regarded as a paragon of the Great American Novel, and a literary classic. The Great Gatsby has become a standard text in high school and university courses on American literature in countries around the world, and is ranked second in the Modern Library's lists of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century.
… weiterlesen

Beschreibung

Produktdetails


Format ePUB i
Kopierschutz kein Kopierschutz (enthält ein Wasserzeichen) i
Erscheinungsdatum 21.04.2017
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9788826076683
eBook
0,99
inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.
Sofort per Download lieferbar
In der Cloud verfügbar
Per E-Mail verschenken i

Andere Kunden interessierten sich auch für

  • 40311533
    I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    von Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    eBook
    8,49
  • 39286807
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    von Harper Lee
    eBook
    6,99
  • 54079581
    To Kill A Mockingbird
    von Harper Lee
    eBook
    9,49
  • 40343869
    Viermal Historical Romance
    von Alfred Bekker
    (1)
    eBook
    5,99
  • 57911250
    To the Lighthouse
    von Cristy Burne
    eBook
    7,03
  • 40187524
    True West: SparkNotes Literature Guide
    von SparkNotes
    eBook
    4,99
  • 64513430
    Liebe vs. Promiskuität. Der moderne Verführer in Milan Kunderas "Die unerträgliche Leichtigkeit des Seins"
    von Winifred Radke
    eBook
    12,99
  • 34290984
    Der Alchimist
    von Paulo Coelho
    (64)
    eBook
    7,99
  • 34332693
    Die unerträgliche Leichtigkeit des Seins von Milan Kundera. Textanalyse und Interpretation.
    von Milan Kundera
    eBook
    6,20
  • 22595631
    Gut gegen Nordwind
    von Daniel Glattauer
    (250)
    eBook
    8,99
  • 35838851
    This Side of Paradise
    von F. Scott Fitzgerald
    eBook
    7,99
  • 48075442
    One Of Us Is Lying
    von Karen M. McManus
    eBook
    6,99
  • 62295079
    Die Moortochter
    von Karen Dionne
    (61)
    eBook
    9,99
  • 45375927
    Meine geniale Freundin / Neapolitanische Saga Bd.1
    von Elena Ferrante
    (102)
    eBook
    18,99
  • 36283887
    Auf Schreckenstein geht's lustig zu
    von Oliver Hassencamp
    eBook
    6,99
  • 45779122
    My Not So Perfect Life
    von Sophie Kinsella
    (5)
    eBook
    3,99
  • 46057399
    4 3 2 1
    von Paul Auster
    eBook
    7,49
  • 46675775
    This Was a Man
    von Jeffrey Archer
    eBook
    7,49
  • 44979655
    Swing Time
    von Zadie Smith
    (7)
    eBook
    10,99
  • 70425805
    Begin Again
    von Mona Kasten
    eBook
    9,99

Buchhändler-Empfehlungen

Verena Zimmermann, Thalia-Buchhandlung Nuernberg

There is a good reason why this is a modern classic and hasn't lost of it's acutality.It has this special "story of a summer"-feeling like "Standy by me" and very lovely charakters There is a good reason why this is a modern classic and hasn't lost of it's acutality.It has this special "story of a summer"-feeling like "Standy by me" and very lovely charakters

Jakob Bühring, Thalia-Buchhandlung Eisenach

Ein Klassiker der amerikanischen Literatur in der Originalsprache. Unbedingt mal lesen. Tiefgründig und anrührend. Ein Klassiker der amerikanischen Literatur in der Originalsprache. Unbedingt mal lesen. Tiefgründig und anrührend.

Vanessa Pludra, Thalia-Buchhandlung Berlin

Ein absoluter Klassiker, den jeder mal gelesen haben muss. Eine spannende Handlung, die mit brillanten Charakteren überzeugen kann. Unbedingt lesen! Ein absoluter Klassiker, den jeder mal gelesen haben muss. Eine spannende Handlung, die mit brillanten Charakteren überzeugen kann. Unbedingt lesen!

„shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit`em, but remember, it`s a sin to kill a mockingbird“

Nina Grahmann, Thalia-Buchhandlung Hamburg

If somebody asked me about my fabourite books, I would say that this is definitely number one. I have never read anything that is more compassionate and warm than this book.

Young Scout Finch grows up in 1930`s Alabama together with her brother Jem. As their father, a lawyer, defends a black man who is charged with rape, Scout is
If somebody asked me about my fabourite books, I would say that this is definitely number one. I have never read anything that is more compassionate and warm than this book.

Young Scout Finch grows up in 1930`s Alabama together with her brother Jem. As their father, a lawyer, defends a black man who is charged with rape, Scout is about to learn about prejudice and violence, but also what it means to be open minded and to have true friends.

Having released the book in 1960, Harper Lee won the Pulitzer Prize for "To kill a mockingbird" in 1961.
This is the 50th anniversary edition.

Kundenbewertungen


Es wurden noch keine Bewertungen geschrieben.

Wird oft zusammen gekauft

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

von F. Scott Fitzgerald

eBook
0,99
+
=
Eine Geschichte von Liebe und Finsternis - Amos Oz

Eine Geschichte von Liebe und Finsternis

von Amos Oz

eBook
10,99
+
=

für

11,98

inkl. gesetzl. MwSt.

Alle kaufen