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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Paperback book as expected. Son using it to present prom tickets so will cut a slot in book and lay friends ticket inside. Read morePublished 7 hours ago by RN Educator
I had never read this book before.I enjoyed a look into the 1920s. J. Gatsby is a complex character and rather enigmatic at times. The narrator voice was consistent throughout.Published 2 days ago by James A. Jones
The Great Gatsby is the reason that I found a love for literature, and a big reason that I am wanting to be an English teacher. F. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Nathan Caballero