The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • Release Date: 2003-05-27
  • Genre: Classics
Score: 4.5
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From 5,963 Ratings

Description

The only authorized edition of the twentieth-century classic, featuring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final revisions, a foreword by his granddaughter, and a new introduction by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward.

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

Reviews

  • Iconic

    5
    By Becca Books
    There’s a reason this book is so popular. It’s a beautiful story that was written so beautifully!
  • 9/10

    4
    By Kayle F.
    This was a very interesting book that I bought for my AP Lang. class and the app made it very easy to dissect it and find certain parts of the book that I wanted to review again. The plot of the book was well written along with great character development
  • slay

    5
    By Kaelyn 🌺
    slay
  • Perfection

    5
    By Moon_lit07
    A literary classic with such eloquent words. You feel the raw emotion. My absolute favorite book ✨
  • Amazing

    5
    By not ur mom---
    I absolutely adore this incredible classic! It truly is a must read.
  • Great Gapsby

    5
    By jhyjtdryu
    Ti7rt
  • The tragic story of a man that dared to rise above his class

    4
    By Nessland10
    Reading this book as an adult was something else. The nuances that you miss when you read as someone that hasn't been hurt or seen more of the world are glaringly apparent as a more experienced reader. Narrating the legend of a man that dared to rise above his class with whatever he could in order to impress a vapid socialite is heartbreaking. As it's been since the beginning of time, the rich really do get away with murder. The part of the novel I never understood is why no one, not even Myrtle's sister, ever outed Tom as the person having an affair with her sister. Nick never told his cousin who her husband's mistress was nor did he ever mention to Gatsby. The injustice of it all was a hard pill to swallow while reading this novel because Mystle's death needed to be resolved, at least for me, and justice be served. By Nick sharing the story later on or at least telling someone about it. But I guess the justice of this is that Daisy got the husband she deserved, a cheating, vapid man, that will continue to lie and cheat on her until death.
  • Fitzgerald Classic Book

    5
    By sfreeman328
    Great classic! I read this book years ago and it was just as exciting to read as I felt the first time
  • This book is terrible

    1
    By Ok.Boo.mer
    It is extremely hard to read. The story is choppy and hard to follow and none of the characters are likable at all.
  • bad :/

    1
    By ArTiC_Z
    Nicks perspective is the worst way to tell the story