A beautiful new edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great
Gatsby to coincide with the release of Baz Luhrmann's film. 'There was
music from my neighbour'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.' Everybody who is anybody is seen at the
glittering parties held in millionaire Jay Gatsby's mansion in West Egg,
east of New York. The riotous throng congregates in his sumptuous garden,
coolly debating Gatsby's origins and mysterious past. None of the frivolous
socialites understands him and among various rumours is the conviction that
'he killed a man'. A detached onlooker, Gatsby is oblivious to the
speculation he creates, but always seems to be watching and waiting, though
no one knows what for. As writer Nick Carraway is drawn into this decadent
orbit, Gatsby's destructive dreams and passions are revealed, leading to
disturbing and tragic consequences. 'Not only a page turner and
heartbreaker, it's one of the most quintessentially American novels ever
written' Time F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St Paul, Minnesota in 1896.
He studied at Princeton University before joining the army in 1917. In 1920
he married Zelda Sayre. Their traumatic relationship and subsequent
breakdowns became a major influence on his writing. Among his publications
were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful
and the Damned, Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon (his last and
unfinished work); six volumes of short stories and The Crack-Up, a
selection of autobiographical pieces. F. Scott Fitzgerald died suddenly in

F. Scott Fitzgerald—The Great Gatsby

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