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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Paperback - 1995 - from Sea Glass Book Company (SKU: 2020-0418)

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - Paperback - 1995 - from Sea Glass Book Company (SKU: 2020-0418)

The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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0684801523
ISBN 13
9780684801520
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Scribner, 1995. Quality trade paperback. 216pp, crown octavo. Cover is shelf-worn. Binding is tight. Pages have handwritten marginalia. Used - Good

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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bookseller
Sea Glass Book Company US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
2020-0418
Title
The Great Gatsby
Author
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Book condition
Used - Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0684801523
ISBN 13
9780684801520
Publisher
Scribner Paperback Fiction
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1995
Pages
216
Size
8vo
LCCN
95014848
Dewey
813/.52
Bookseller catalogs
Classics; Fiction; Literature;
Size
8vo

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Glossary

Some terminology that may be used in this description includes:

marginalia
Marginalia, in brief, are notes written in the margins, or beside the text of a book by a previous owner. This is very... [More]
trade paperback
Used to indicate any paperback book that is larger than a mass-market paperback and is often more similar in size to a hardcover... [More]
tight
Used to mean that the binding of a book has not been overly loosened by frequent use.
octavo
Another of the terms referring to page or book size, octavo refers to a standard printer's sheet folded four times, producing... [More]

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