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The Great Gatsby

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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...
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Erscheinungsdatum 20.05.2017
Sprache Englisch
EAN 9788826486581
Verlag Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Verena Zimmermann, Thalia-Buchhandlung Nuernberg

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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 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.
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.

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A must read for everyone!
von theLittleBookReview aus Bonn am 22.01.2017
Bewertet: Taschenbuch

Absolutely loved reading this book. The characters depicted in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD are amazing and of course the story itself is remarkable. A very inspiring read!

von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Eisenach am 16.03.2016
Bewertet: anderes Format

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

Klassiker - auch heute noch ein Lesegenuss
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Berlin am 01.03.2016
Bewertet: Taschenbuch

Ein klasse Klassiker! Aus der Perspektive eines Mädchens geschrieben, für alle Altersgruppen von Teenie aufwärts prima geeignet. Liest sich gut und verliert nicht an Aktualität. Diese Ausgabe hat ein angenehmes Format.