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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.
Amazing! A true classic. Leo and Toby didn't do this book justice on the big screen.Published 8 hours ago by David
Soooooooooooo bad. It's just a print version from pdf online. I wonder how it is even legal to sell something like that.Published 18 hours ago by Charlie
A heart-tugging story of tragedy and romance. How one man's dream goes unfulfilled, as he longingly continues to reach for the green light. Read morePublished 18 hours ago by Holly
Never read it before but don't know what all the hype is about. Not a likeable character is the whole saga and, in my opinion, not that well written. Total waste of time .Published 1 day ago by Eleanor Skwarok