The great Gatsby (Book, 2018) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The great Gatsby

The great Gatsby

Author: F Scott Fitzgerald; Jesmyn Ward; Eleanor Anne Lanahan; James L W West, III
Publisher: New York : Scribner, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Scribner trade paperback editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
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. --From publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Love stories
Romance fiction
Fiction
Romans, nouvelles, etc
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: F Scott Fitzgerald; Jesmyn Ward; Eleanor Anne Lanahan; James L W West, III
ISBN: 9780743273565 0743273567
OCLC Number: 1052587398
Notes: "First published in 1925" -- back cover. Introduction, foreword, and note on the text copyright ©2018.
"Note on the text": (pages 181-184).
Description: xvii, 184 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: F. Scott Fitzgerald ; edited [and with Note on the Text] by James L. W. West III ; [introduction by Jesmyn Ward ; foreword by Eleanor Lanahan].

Abstract:

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. --From publisher description.

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. 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.

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