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It's also a love story, of sorts, the narrative of Gatsby's quixotic passion for Daisy Buchanan. The pair meet five years before the novel begins, when Daisy is a legendary young Louisville beauty and Gatsby an impoverished officer. They fall in love, but while Gatsby serves overseas, Daisy marries the brutal, bullying but extremely rich Tom Buchanan. After the war, Gatsby devotes himself blindly to the pursuit of wealth by whatever means--and to the pursuit of Daisy, which amounts to the same thing. "Her voice is full of money," Gatsby says admiringly, in one of the novel's more famous descriptions. His millions made, Gatsby buys a mansion across Long Island Sound from Daisy's patrician East Egg address, throws lavish parties and waits for her to appear. When s he does, events unfold with all the tragic inevitability of a Greek drama, with detached, cynical neighbour Nick Carraway acting as chorus throughout. Spare, elegantly plotted and written in crystalline prose, The Great Gatsby is as perfectly satisfying as the best kind of poem. Perry Freeman, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This book explores the mystery that is other people. Some sentences shine like gems due to their beauty...but don't expect it to leave you with a sense of meaning.Published 2 months ago by Sarah Ben Sabat
Truly amazing narration - you really want to listen to this one.Published 3 months ago by Wm. G. O'Farrell
The Great Gatsby is the swingy title that, almost a century after its composition, is still adverted to by those who wish to introduce to others what the roaring twenties were... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gaboora
A book I haven't read since high school. I wanted to write down every line and save it for later. This is commonly voted as the best book of all time.. Read morePublished 4 months ago by b00kll0vr
Such classical writing! This isn't an easy read as a reader needs to be intensely focused on the writing, but it's short and beautifully intense.Published 4 months ago by Taren Gesell