Author(s): F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby, the third book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is the tried discovery of his artery. Published for first succession in 1925, this novel by celsitud of the era of jazz has been acclaimed by gestations of professors. The description of the mysteriously rich Jay Gatsby and his attachment to the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish bustle on Long Island at a time when The New York Times pointed out that "gin was the regional drink and genital national mania" is a exquisitely packaged account of America in the 1920 division.
Fitzgerald's glittering Jazz Age masterpiece
"The Great Gatsby remains not just one of the greatest works of American literature, but a timeless evocation of the allure, corruption and carelessness of wealth...a gilded society intoxicated by wealth, dancing its way into the Great Depression." The Times "Gatsby is a connoisseur's guide to the glamour and glitter of the Jazz Age, but it's also a nearly prophetic glimpse into the world to come. Writing at the height of the boom, in the midst of the Roaring Twenties, Fitzgerald detected the ephemerality, fakery and corruption always lurking at the heart of the great American success story... A haunting meditation on aspiration, disillusionment, romantic love - and a blistering expose of the materialism, duplicity, and sexual politics driving what Fitzgerald calls America's true "business": "the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty" -- Sarah Churchwell, The Times "It is a marvellously suggestive novel...a parable of modern America, and by extension of modern life" -- AN Wilson, Daily Telegraph "The first and greatest modern novel, it has beautiful women, lavish parties, romance, betrayal and murder woven together in an intricately structured plot. A prescient comment on the dying days of a gilded age that is brilliant entertainment with a very eloquent insight" Mirror "His masterpiece, an elegy for the American Dream, the greatest lost cause of them all" Los Angeles Times
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 -1940) is widely considered the poet laureate of the Jazz Age. He wrote many short stories and four novels, This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and The Great Gatsby. An unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon, was published posthumously.