A CLASSIC, PERHAPS THE SUPREME AMERICAN NOVEL —THE SUNDAY TIMES
Welcome to the roaring twenties, where money, debauchery, and dancing go hand-in-hand. It is the summer of 1922, and the enigmatic millionaire, Jay Gatsby, is in love. He has everything he could ever want except the one thing that always remains out of reach—the beautiful socialite Daisy Buchanan, a former lover, now married to someone else.
At his Long Island mansion, he throws lavish parties-- drowning days and nights into drinks and dancing. But all the money in the world cannot fill the emptiness in his heart. Alone, untouched by the glitz and glamour of the American rich, he stews in his secret longing.
But everything changes when Gatsby befriends Nick Carraway, Daisy's cousin and Gatsby's new neighbour, who reunites the two lovers. Then begins a tale of obsession, madness, and tragedy that unravels Jay Gatsby's life forever.
A vivid chronicle of the decadence and allure of the glittering Jazz Age', and a masterful critique of the American Dream, The Great Gatsby is regarded as one of the greatest works of American literature ever written.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and educated at Princeton. Stationed in Alabama, he met and later married Zelda Sayre. His first novel, This Side of Paradise published in 1920, was a tremendous critical and commercial success. Fitzgerald followed with The Beautiful and the Damned in 1922, The Great Gatsby in 1925 and Tender is the Night in 1934. He was working on The Last Tycoon (1941) when he died, in Hollywood, in 1940.