The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743246392

Category: Fiction

Page: 165

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A true classic of twentieth-century literature, this edition has been updated by Fitzgerald scholar James L.W. West III to include the author’s final revisions and features a note on the composition and text, a personal foreword by Fitzgerald’s granddaughter, Eleanor Lanahan—and a new introduction by two-time National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

F. Scott Fitzgeralds "The Great Gatsby" und der "American Dream"

Author: Christoph Dähling

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640987314


Page: 52

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,7, Universitat Trier (Fachbereich Anglistik), Veranstaltung: The Functions of Narratives in Cultural Studies- A Survey of Theories, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die Arbeit geht der Frage nach, inwiefern der Roman "Der grosse Gatsby" eine Auseinandersetzung mit dem "Amerikanischen Traum" darstellt. Die Arbeit setzt sich mit dem Begriff und dem Spannungsfeld Protagonisten-Symbole auseinander

The Great Gatsby

Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853260414

Category: Fiction

Page: 163

View: 8060

Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the "roaring twenties", and a devastating expose of the "Jazz Age". Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920s, to encounter Nick's cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the mystery that surrounds him.

Der große Gatsby

Reclam Taschenbuch

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159613437

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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F. Scott Fitzgeralds Meisterwerk von 1925 ist eine der großen Liebesgeschichten der Weltliteratur. Jay Gatsby, durch dubiose Geschäfte zum Millionär geworden, gibt in seiner Villa auf Long Island glanzvolle Partys für die New Yorker Gesellschaft. Er selber aber träumt davon, die Vergangenheit wiederzubeleben und seine große Liebe zurückzugewinnen. Doch die Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit endet tragisch.

"The Great Gatsby" oder Der amerikanische Traum eines unverbesserlichen Romantikers

Author: Julia Korthus

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638338355

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 13

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich Amerikanistik - Literatur, Note: 2,0, Universität Mannheim, 6 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Der weltberühmte Roman "The Great Gatsby" wurde von Francis Scott Fitzgerald geschrieben und ist 1925 erschienen. Er wird gemeinhin als Fitzgeralds Meisterwerk bezeichnet, obwohl er sich nach seiner Veröffentlichung zunächst nur mäßig verkaufte. In dem Roman werden die Ereignisse eines Sommers im Leben von Nick Carraway erzählt, einem jungen Mann aus dem amerikanischen Mittleren Westen, der nach seinem Umzug an die Ostküste die Bekanntschaft des schwerreichen Jay Gatsby macht und in dessen glamouröse Welt hineingezogen wird. Es gibt zahlreiche Werke, die sich mit verschiedensten Aspekten dieses Romans beschäftigen. Einige behandeln die Frage, wie stark der Einfluss von Fitzgeralds eigenem Leben auf den Roman war; andere versuchen, die verschiedenen Leitmotive des Romans zu interpretieren und wieder andere beschäftigen sich mit der Frage, inwieweit die Handlung des Romans auch in heutigen Zeiten noch aktuell ist. Ein Aspekt wird in vielen dieser Arbeiten erwähnt – der "American dream". Ich möchte in dieser Hausarbeit zeigen, wie das Phänomen des "American dream" in The Great Gatsby dargestellt wird und was das Besondere am persönlichen "American dream" der Hauptfigur Jay Gatsby ist. Zunächst werde ich einen kurzen Abriss der Biografie des Autors F. S. Fitzgerald geben und mich dann mit der Figur Jay Gatsby befassen. Danach werde ich das Konzept des "American dream" vorstellen und im Anschluss daran die Besonderheit des "Gatsby-schen" Traums erläutern. Ich möchte aufzeigen, dass der Leser des Romans gerade durch Gatsbys unerschütterlichen Glauben an seinen Traum und durch seine Fähigkeit, zu hoffen, dazu gebracht wird, Sympathie mit Gatsby zu empfinden und sein Scheitern (und das seines Traums) zu bedauern.

The Great Gatsby

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438114540

Category: Electronic books

Page: 145

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Discusses the characters, plot, and writing of The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Includes critical essays on the novel and a brief biography of the author.

The deconstruction of the american dream in "The Great Gatsby"

Author: Tobias Rösch

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640105931

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 19

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Seminar paper from the year 2006 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1.0, University of Freiburg (Englisches Seminar), course: Modernism and the American Fiction, 13 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Robert Frost, a contemporary of Francis Scott Fitzgerald, once said that “poetry is a way of taking life by the throat.“ In Fitzgerald's fabulous novel The Great Gatsby, published in 1925, this seems to be the author's intention, when in a largely poetic tone he depicts life in the so-called “Roaring Twenties“. He took life by the throat and simultaneously pointed at social injustices that were accompanying the economic prosperity of his time. Fitzgerald's masterpiece primarily deals with the American upper class in the 1920s and demonstrates some of the internal processes of “high society." In the novel representatives of the upper class are engaged in acts of egotism, self-aggrandizement, and heartlessness. Their ubiquitous lack of empathy and understanding for the concerns of others, their downright brutality and self-centeredness pervades the whole storyline and gives prove of the author's rather pessimistic view of what was then going on in contemporary America. In the center of things stands the character after whom the novel is named: Jay Gatsby. He is a rather prototypical upstart American who within a short period of time has found ways and means to make a fortune. His wealth is derived mainly from bootlegging and other criminal activities that are left concealed to the reader. At any rate, Jay Gatsby comes in touch with the seducing realm of opulence at a very early stage when aged 17 he encounters destiny for the very first time. The event that would shape his whole life and leave an imprint on his mind is a chance meeting with Dan Cody, a rich mining tycoon, who cruises across Lake Superior in his yacht Tuolomee (named after the gold fields of Northern California1) some day. From this day on Gatsby's life will never be the same: the seed of aspiration has been planted in the young man's heart together with a deep conviction that in the future he might be able to display his wealth in a similarly urbane fashion as Cody did. He is willing to model his life on Cody's and maybe even outstrip him if given the opportunity. But wealth can hardly be obtained in North Dakota, where James Gatz (who changes his name after the fateful encounter with Dan Cody) grows up. In order for people to make a fortune and turn their lives into a success story as Benjamin Franklin or Abraham Lincoln did, they have no choice but to travel east. New York City is the place to go.

Critical Studies

The Great Gatsby

Author: Kathleen Parkinson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141932201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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Kathleen Parkinson places this brilliant and bitter satire on the moral failure of the Jazz Age firmly in the context of Scott Fitzgerald's life and times. She explores the intricate patterns of the novel, its chronology, locations, imagery and use of colour, and how these contribute to a seamless interplay of social comedy and symbolic landscape. She devotes a perceptive chapter to Fitzgerald's controversial portrayal of women and goes on to discuss how the central characters, Gatsby and Nick Carraway, embody and confront the dualism inherent in the American dream.

Understanding The Great Gatsby

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

Author: Dalton Gross,MaryJean Gross

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313300974

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 177

View: 4853

The only companion to The Great Gatsby to provide a rich collection of primary documents that illuminates its historical, social and cultural context.

New Essays on The Great Gatsby

Author: Matthew J. Bruccoli

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521319638

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 120

View: 8533

Describes the novel's publication history and initial critical reception, and discusses Gatsby's themes, style, and place in American literature

A Contextualised Analysis of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby', 'The Beautiful and Damned' and 'This Side of Paradise'

Author: Piers Henriques

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640976193


Page: 28

View: 1958

Essay from the year 2011 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: Distinction, City of Bath College, language: English, abstract: Francis Scott Fitzgerald is now considered to be one of the seminal figureheads for contemporary American literature. He inspired contemporaries around him such as Ernest Hemingway, T.S Eliot and later would be revered by 20th and 21st century writers, such as Hunter S. Thompson: who once claimed that to learn to use a typewriter, he would retype the Great Gatsby over and over. He brought life to the self coined "Jazz Age" of writers; and with this, he brought a voice to a nation writing their own, comparably short, artistic histories. Fitzgerald would never know of his posthumous wealth of success, and, during his transient life, he had a tortuous relationship with his public persona, those around him and the influence that alcohol had on his life. These things indelibly marked most of his writings, and can be clearly seen in many aspects of his novels. This paper will identify and analyse the transcriptions, of the man behind the exquisite writing style, and bring light to the greater meanings that can be found within his first three novels: This Side of Paradise (1920), Beautiful and Damned (1922) and Great Gatsby (1925).

F. Scott Fitzgerald: Trimalchio

An Early Version of 'The Great Gatsby'

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521890472

Category: Fiction

Page: 216

View: 4871

Presents the complete text of the early version of "The Great Gatsby" along with a history of the work, explanatory notes, and a record of variants.

The Great Gatsby

Study Guide

Author: Total Class Notes

Publisher: Total Class Notes



Page: 25

View: 9234

Don't want to read the actual book? Tired of reading super long reviews? This new study guide is perfect for you!! This study guide provides a short and concise review guide of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The guide includes: · A short summary of the entire novel · The major themes and their relationship to the storyline · A character guide with brief details on each role · Bullet-point chapter reviews that go into more detail than the book summary · A few potential essay topics with possible answers. All of this in-depth study guide is designed to make studying more efficient and fun. Stay tuned for our upcoming updates that will include additional quiz questions, audio guides and more tools that will help you easily learn and prepare for school. Need help or have suggestions for us? Email us at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible. @TheTotalGroup

The Great Gatsby and Modern Times

Author: Ronald Berman

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252065897

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 197

View: 2197

Using editorials, columns, advertisements, silent film, architecture, and photography, this title develops the theme of modern consciousness.

The Great Gatsby; The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

Author: Francis Scott Fitzgerald,David Stuart Davies

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904919483

Category: American fiction

Page: 255

View: 982

The Great Gatsby has long been celebrated as the archetypal American novel, and its influence on later writers from J.D. Salinger to John OHara cannot be overestimated. Fitzgerald looks deeply into himself and his milieu to create the story of James Gatz, a self-educated nobody from Kentucky who has amassed a fortune and adopted the persona of Jay Gatsby, an Oxford-educated man about town, for the sole purpose of winning back the heart of Daisy, the woman he loved in his youth. Daisy is now married to Tom Buchanan a brutal, ignorant racist who embodies the corruption that can come with unlimited wealth. As Gatsby, Daisy and Tom play out the drama in a small Long Island town, Fitzgerald makes it clear that life is meaningless when it is based on money and glamour at the expense of the solid American values of self-reliance and hard work.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby

A Literary Reference

Author: Matthew Joseph Bruccoli

Publisher: Carroll & Graf Pub

ISBN: 9780786709960

Category: Fiction

Page: 325

View: 5485

Documents the social climate during which the American classic was written, identifying the events and figures that contributed to its writing that were familiar to its first readers in 1925, in a companion volume that also describes Fitzgerald's arduous composition process. Original.

The Great Gatsby

Author: Fitzgerald, Francis Scott

Publisher: Aegitas

ISBN: 1772468495

Category: Fiction

Page: 123

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The Great Gatsby is a novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald's magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding theAmerican Dream. Fitzgerald—inspired by the parties he had attended while visiting Long Island's north shore—began planning the novel in 1920, desiring to produce, in his words, "something new—something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned." Progress was slow, with Fitzgerald completing his first draft following a move to the French Riviera after six months. His editor, Maxwell Perkins, felt the book was too vague and convinced the author to revise over the next winter. Fitzgerald was repeatedly ambivalent about the book's title and he considered a variety of alternatives, including titles that referenced the Roman character Trimalchio; the title he was last documented to have desired was Under the Red, White, and Blue.

The Great Gatsby

Author: Virginia Lee

Publisher: Insight Publications

ISBN: 1875882081

Category: Education

Page: 56

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