One of the greatest American novels of the twentieth century, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterful The Great Gatsby is an intricate portrait of the extravagant Jazz Age.
Jay Gatsby is the mysterious focal point of Long Island, New York. The millionaire’s mansion is the decadent setting for constant lavish parties. Extravagant crowds flock to the fictional town of West Egg to join these parties and socialise with the handsome Gatsby. A naive dreamer, the hedonistic young man is harbouring a deep secret that could bring tragedy to all those around him. Narrated by Gatsby’s neighbour, Nick Carraway, this American classic presents the wealthy, enigmatic youth of America’s Jazz Age.
First published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s sensational novel effortlessly encapsulates the luxury of the Roaring 20s. He presents themes of disillusionment, self-destruction, and excessive drinking and spending, while warning of the dangers of chasing the American Dream.
The perfect bookshelf addition for collectors of Jazz Age literature, this volume features a specially-commissioned biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald alongside an introductory essay on the Lost Generation writers.