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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.
Book was in great condition, and this book is a must read for everyone.Published 1 day ago by HPhotographer
This book, needless to say, is one of the greatest ever written. The characters are incredible. There are layers of meaning behind every action and every word. Read morePublished 2 days ago by A. S.
Quality writing and quality story telling makes for one of the best books I've ever read. Many other classics pale in comparison.Published 2 days ago by J Cash
Just love it!
The language is mother f**king hard i had to use kindle dicitonary like 5 times a page no kidding but that's the charm in this book
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Too erratic for my taste! Read it because I thought it was a classic.Published 3 days ago by Jean powell
I believe the alchemy of time, place and the right talent and drive can create in an author the story and words to compose a portrait of truth and beauty that transcends time; a... Read morePublished 4 days ago by W Perry Hall
I never read the novel in grade school, during my university days, or afterwards. I remember seeing the movie with Robert Redford in it. That was it. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Eugene Williams