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The Great Gatsby (Paperback, 2011)

The Great Gatsby is a dazzling social satire F Scott Fitzgerald&39;s masterpiece and a milestone in twentieth-century literature now beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range&39;There was music from my neighbour&39;s house through the summer nights In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars&39;Everybody who is anybody is seen at the glittering parties held in millionaire Jay Gatsby&39;s mansion in West Egg east of New York The riotous throng congregates in his sumptuous garden coolly debating Gatsby&39;s origins and mysterious past None of the frivolous socialites understands him and among various rumours is the conviction that &39;he killed a man&39; A detached onlooker Gatsby is oblivious to the speculation he creates but always seems to be watching and waiting though no one knows what forAs the tragic story unfolds Gatsby&39;s destructive dreams and passions are revealed leading to disturbing consequences A brilliant evocation of 1920s high society The Great Gatsby peels away the layers of this glamorous world to display the coldness and cruelty at its heart&39;Not only a page-turner and a heartbreaker it&39;s one of the most quintessentially American novels ever written&39; Time&39;He (F Scott Fitzgerald) was better than he knew for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a "generation"&39; New York Times&39;The most perfectly crafted work of fiction to have come out of America&39; Professor Tony Tanner&39;The American masterwork the finest work of fiction by any of this country&39;s writers&39; Washington Post

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