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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.
Was in perfect condition, and a very great price. I had to buy it for my honors program, but they were selling it for $15! This was a great deal and I was very happy.Published 4 days ago by Sarah Lynn
A wonderful story of love and unrealistic expectation in the 1920's. One of my favorite books of all time, this should not be passed on.Published 4 days ago by Carol T.
Classic that I had to read in class. Starts out kind of slow, but as the story progressed, I got more and more drawn into it. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Kent
It was ok.... I was expecting it to be much better. Just not my type of book.Published 5 days ago by Heidi
The writing is confusing a bit but i absolutely adore this book. It had an eloquent style to it and give a lovely description of the places and such. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jennifer Austin
The story is narrated by a man who is beautifully philosophical in addressing pieces of everyday culture. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Brook
Its a classic, that everyone has been required to read in school. I bought it again just to enjoy the none movie version.Published 6 days ago by B. Boyard