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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.
The Great Gatsby is one of the most riveting and life changing novels I have ever read. Even though it is set in the past it holds a lot of view on our world perspective. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Ethan Holz
I read it after watching the movie. All different story. Can not compare.Published 2 days ago by Evgeny
The writing was at the high level I expected. The novel was shorter than I expected it to be. The storyline goes to a quick denouement which might be how it would be in real... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Ipsissifex
Although it is about a time just shy of 100 years ago it is relevant today. I loved Fitzgerald's style of writing and his use of figurative language. It really is beautiful. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Rachel Ball
In my hopeless clamour to read every classic book every, I most recently managed to get around to F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Ru Hickson