ISBN: 9789385031595 Pages: 240 Size: 197 x 138 mm Format: Hardback Weight: 350 gm.
About The Book
"In The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald introduces the reader to the
post-war America and offers 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 ï¿½Roaring Twentiesï¿½.
In the summer of 1922, Nick Carraway arrives in New York in pursuit
of the big American dream. Nick, the storyï¿½s 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
Nickï¿½s 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 F.Scott Fitzgerald
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 newPrinceton spaper. 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 humor 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.