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The Great Gatsby ePUB
THE GREAT GATSBY is a classic novel published in April 1925 by American writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald and set in the Jazz Age.
Narrated in the first person by writer Nick Carraway, whoshares his friendship with mysterious millionaire, Jay Gatsby.
Nick tells the story of Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan describing the decadent lifestyles of the rich and famous on Long Island near New York City in the American Flapper era.
A wealthy socialite, Gatsby’s obsession with Daisy Buchanan becomes his downfall.
The significance of the story being;
“The great American Dream is essentially unachievable”.
A classic American novel The Great Gatsby is an enjoyable and straightforward read for Years 7 to 12 students and considered essential reading for high school students and adults.
I never had a chance to read this when I was in High School, so I felt compelled to see all the accolades for this book. I enjoyed the book but I did not like any of the characters. They all seemed flawed and too sophisticated. To best describe this book is the pursuit of The American Dream. Wanting what you cannot have and ultimately being destroyed by it. I take the Great Gatsby as a cautionary tale of focusing on your abilities living in reality and not in a dream world. The book clearly attempted to make clear of the pitfalls and moral deficient of high society. I highly recommend it as a Classic story. – Amazon
I have been teaching this novel for 25 years. This new movie and the connected book has created more excitement than I have ever seen generated in any of my classes. Fitzgerald’s masterpiece again brings the “Roaring Twenties” into our modern “cynical” world. This combination continues to enhance respect for the power and the beauty of the written word. Wayne R. Schiebel,
American Literature teacher. – Amazon