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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.
Eloquent, poetic, and painfully honest concerning the affairs of the heart. Also an interesting window into life in the 20's and late 10's. Thoroughly enjoyed this piece.Published 2 hours ago by Timothy W. Bruneau
There is as much here left for the reader to supply as there is provided on the page. The actors are not very sympathetic and yet somehow you are drawn to care for them in spite of... Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Wordjunky
The cover is not the same as in the picture and I was not sure if the pages would correspond to the one in the picture, as it is for a high school course that could affect the... Read morePublished 19 hours ago by Nora
Hadn't read this in years. After two movie versions to date, it was rewarding to read again.Published 2 days ago by cooking