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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 recently re-read this ostensible "classic." The book is simply a seamy melodrama interspersed with passages of self-consciously "poetic" purple prose. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Bibliovore
Captures the vacuous life of the wealthy in the 20's. Truly a masterly work. Makes me look forward to other works of his.Published 3 days ago by David R. Campbell
The symbols of this story are out of this world! I would highly recommend taking your time with this book and really analyzing the symbols of this book and trace the path that they... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Peter
Best book I've ever read. Even though the book is second-handed, kept well. I would recommend to everyone.Published 3 days ago by Glance89