Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Number Of Pages: 240
Package Dimensions: 7.8 x 5.7 x 0.9 inches
Release Date: 01-01-2016
Details: Product Description In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald introduces the reader to the post-war America and gives a gripping social commentary on the themes of power, crime, betrayal, greed and a vivid peek into the American life in the 1920s, also known as the ‘Roaring Twenties’. In the summer of 1922, Nick Carraway arrives in New York in pursuit of the big American dream. Nick, the story’s narrator, moves in next door to the mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby, the host of lavish weekly parties for the rich and the fashionable. Across the bay reside Nick’s distant cousin Daisy and her philandering husband, Tom, an old classmate from Yale. Being the only link between Gatsby and his long lost love, Nick gets drawn into the enthralling world of the rich and takes the reader along on the ride, as he bears witness to their follies and emerges a new enlightened man. About the Author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. As a boy, Fitzgerald was bright, handsome and ambitious and the pride of his parents. His first piece of writing appeared in print when he was just 13, a detective story published in the school newspaper. He graduated from the Newman School in 1913 and decided to stay on in New Jersey to pursue his artistic interests at Princeton university. He enhanced his writing skills at Princeton, writing scripts for Princeton’s famous Triangle Club musicals, articles for the humour magazine, Princeton Tiger and stories for the Nassau Literary Magazine. After writing a few novels, Fitzgerald decided to move to France, looking for a change in scene to fuel his creativity. The move worked as Fitzgerald wrote, what is now acknowledged by many as his greatest novel, The Great Gatsby that was published in 1925. The novel features beautiful lyricism, exploring critiques of materialism, love and the great American dream. It perfectly portrays the American Jazz Age or the ‘Roaring Twenties’ and is one of the greatest American novels ever written. But it received this status long after Fitzgerald’s death. He died of a heart attack in 1940, at the age of 44, his final novel only half completed.