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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.
A great classic American novel by one of our greatest writers.Published 1 day ago by Joanne Whitehouse
You never want the story to end, you want to continue to follow the characters. Very well written.Published 1 day ago by Danylle
I came across this 1991 definite textually accurate edition of a classic of 20th century literature, through my grandson who had to do an essay in his junior high school year. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jackie M. Sthilaire
Great book! Not something I would normally read but I highly recommend this book. Yes Leonardo Decaprio is hot in the movie but read the book first. :)Published 3 days ago by brittany