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The Great Gatsby

by Fitzgerald, F. Scott

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  • hardcover
  • First
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1925. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Near Fine. 218 Pp. Green Cloth, Spine Gilt, Front Cover Stamped In Blind. First Printing, Scribner Seal On Copyright Page, Uncorrected Errors On Pp 60, 119, 205, And 211. Gilt Bright, Almost No Wear, Tiny Bump To Front Lower Tip, Foxing Spots To Edges Of Page Block And In Upper Part Of Pages, Almost Al In Pages Towards Rear Of Book.

Synopsis

Written in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is widely considered to be one of the author’s greatest works. Set in New York City and Long Island during the Roaring Twenties, the focus of the story is (of course) its title character, Jay Gatsby, and his unswerving desire to be reunited with Daisy Buchanan, the love he lost five years earlier. However, Nick Carraway, who happens to be both Gatsby’s neighbor and Daisy’s cousin, narrates Gatsby's journey from poverty to wealth, into the arms of his beloved, and eventually to death. The Great Gatsby is undoubtedly one of the greatest American literary documents of the 1920s, the decade for which Fitzgerald himself coined the term “Jazz Age.” However, in writing the book, Fitzgerald was in fact holding up a mirror to the society of which he was a part. In true Modernist fashion, The Great Gatsby addresses the social issues of the period — namely materialism and displaced spirituality — that ultimately led the decline of the era. The novel’s initial sales situation was less than impressive; fewer than 25,000 copies were sold by Fitzgerald’s death in 1940. But The Great Gatsby gained great popularity during WWII as the critical mainstream began to embrace the author’s work. The Armed Services Editions circulated 150,000 copies to troops alone. Today, The Great Gatsby has sold over 25 million copies worldwide, sells an additional 500,000 copies annually, and is Scribner's most popular title. Ranked #2 on the Modern Library’s list of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century, the novel is also listed on their Top 100 Novels as well as The Observer’s All-Time 100 Best Novels and Time Magazine’s 100 Best Modern Novels. The Great Gatsby has resulted in a number of adaptations, including Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 major motion picture starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, and Joel Edgerton.

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Reviews

On Dec 31 2016, a reader said:
I agree... Shows power of media influence, especially after Mia Farrow's abysmal performance as "Daisy">.

The book was required reading in high school, and really overpriced, story mediocre.
On Sep 28 2015, a reader said:
Instead of buying this book use the money to put a child through college
On Dec 7 2004, Pazzo Books said:
Not even his third best book, and one of the most overblown pieces of literature ever written. Critics and high-school teachers have turned what is essentially an interesting period piece into one of the unquestioned giants of literature. Try Tender is the Night.

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Details

Bookseller
Arroyo Seco Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
043768
Title
The Great Gatsby
Author
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Near Fine
Quantity-available
1
Edition
1st Edition 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1925
Keywords
Classics
Bookseller catalogs
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Copyright page
The page in a book that describes the lineage of that book, typically including the book's author, publisher, date of... [More]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in... [More]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the... [More]
edges
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
Cloth
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