The Great Gatsby: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Category: Book
By (author): Fitzgerald, F. Scott
Introduction By: Lee, Min Jin
Edited By: McGowan, Philip
Series: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
Subject:  FICTION / Classics
  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Literary
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: January 2021
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 8.43in x 5.62in x 0.47in
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From The Publisher*A must-have new edition of one of the great American novelss--and one of America's most populars--featuring a new foreword by Min Jin Lee, the New York Times bestselling author of Pachinko

A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

Jay Gatsby seemingly has everything. Everybody who's anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his West Egg, Long Island, mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing, and debating his mysterious character. For Gatsby--young, handsome, fabulously rich--always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life, he is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.
Review Quote*"Virtuosic . . . Both imperfect and sublime . . . I've read and loved Gatsby for a very long time. . . . I've always loved it because it shows that Fitzgerald understood unfairness. . . . I cannot imagine a more persuasive and readable book about lost illusions, class, White Americans in the 1920s, and the perils and vanity of assimilation. . . . I turn to Gatsby because it gives me the sober wisdom to imagine and revise my own American dream, and for that, it has a lasting hold." ―Min Jin Lee, from the Introduction
Biographical NoteF. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University, which he left in 1917 to join the army. Fitzgerald was said to have epitomized the Jazz Age, an era inhabited by a generation he defined as "grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken." In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender is the Night, and The Love of the Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work); six volumes of short stories; and The Crack-Up, a selection of autobiographical pieces.Min Jin Lee (foreword) is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Pachinko, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and one of The New York Times Book Review's Ten Best Books of 2017, and of the nationally bestselling novel Free Food for Millionaires. A writer in residence at Amherst College and the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, she lives in New York.Philip McGowan (editor, notes) is an executive board member of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society, the president of the European Association for American Studies, a senior lecturer at Queen's University Belfast, and the editor of the Oxford University Press centenary edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise.