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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.
I first read Gatsby in college, decades ago, and within the last three years I have read it again twice. It becomes more brilliant, enjoyable, and astounding each time. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by Peter S
I read this book first ins high school, I thought it was okay but reading it again I now understand what the author was saying, basically that the rich is not like the rest of us,... Read morePublished 22 hours ago by L. M. Young
Slow at the start but becomes more interesting as the story progresses.Published 1 day ago by paul tourtillotte
An amazing book centered around the roaring twenties. I highly recommend it for anyone who is looking for an interesting book. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Job Elliott