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As the tragic story unfolds, Gatsby's destructive dreams and passions are revealed, leading to disturbing consequences. A brilliant evocation of 1920s high society, The Great Gatsby peels away the layers of this glamorous world to display the coldness and cruelty at its heart.

A beautiful new edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby to coincide with the release of Baz Luhrmann's film.

'There was music from my neighbour's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.'

Everybody who is anybody is seen at the glittering parties held in millionaire Jay Gatsby's mansion in West Egg, east of New York. The riotous throng congregates in his sumptuous garden, coolly debating Gatsby's origins and mysterious past. None of the frivolous socialites understands him and among various rumours is the conviction that 'he killed a man'. A detached onlooker, Gatsby is oblivious to the speculation he creates, but always seems to be watching and waiting, though no one knows what for.

As writer Nick Carraway is drawn into this decadent orbit, Gatsby's destructive dreams and passions are revealed, leading to disturbing and tragic consequences.

Reviews

Not only a page turner and heartbreaker, it's one of the most quintessentially American novels ever written

Time

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    9780241965672

    June 14, 2013

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    9780099577720

    May 1, 2013

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    9781922079558

    February 22, 2013

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    9780141194059

    October 4, 2011

    Penguin Classics (UK Adult)

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    9780241951477

    May 13, 2011

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    9780099541530

    March 1, 2011

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    9780141023434

    March 6, 2006

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    9780141182636

    July 1, 2000

    Peng. Mod. Classics (UK)

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    9781857150193

    November 29, 1991

    Everyman

    176 pages

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    9781446418536

    March 1, 2011

    Vintage Digital

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    9780141913414

    July 1, 2000

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

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