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The great American novel, now in Penguin Black Classics.

Day and night Jay Gatsby's mansion on West Egg 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, although no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret longing that can never be fulfilled.

In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald brilliantly captures both the disillusion of post-war America and the moral failure of a society obsessed with wealth and status. And in chronicling the tragic pursuit of a dream, he recreates the universal conflict between illusion and reality.

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  • Paperback

    9780241387498

    May 21, 2019

    Penguin Classics

    240 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780241341469

    June 18, 2018

    Penguin Classics

    160 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • The Great Gatsby
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Paperback

    9781784874148

    November 15, 2017

    Vintage Classics

    160 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • Paperback

    9780241965672

    June 14, 2013

    Penguin General UK

    208 pages

    RRP $16.99

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  • Hardback

    9780099577720

    May 1, 2013

    Vintage Classics

    256 pages

    RRP $35.00

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  • Hardback

    9780141194059

    October 4, 2011

    Penguin Classics

    204 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Paperback

    9780241951477

    May 13, 2011

    Penguin General UK

    200 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780099541530

    March 1, 2011

    Vintage Classics

    160 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141023434

    March 6, 2006

    Penguin Classics

    192 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Paperback

    9780141182636

    July 1, 2000

    Peng. Mod. Classics

    240 pages

    RRP $14.99

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  • The Great Gatsby
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    Hardback

    9781857150193

    November 29, 1991

    Everyman

    176 pages

    RRP $24.99

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  • The Great Gatsby
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    EBook

    9780141977317

    March 20, 2013

    Penguin eBooks

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  • EBook

    9781446418536

    March 1, 2011

    Vintage Digital

    256 pages

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  • The Great Gatsby
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

    EBook

    9780141913414

    July 1, 2000

    Penguin eBooks

    240 pages

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