The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsbybrilliantly captures the disillusion of a society obsessed with wealth and status. Young, handsome and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby appears to have it all, yet he yearns for the one thing that will always be out of his reach, the absence of which renders his life of glittering parties and bright young things ultimately hollow. Gatsby's tragic pursuit of his dream is often cited as the Great American Novel.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thebookmagpie - LibraryThing
I have this thing for short novels, where everything's written in impossibly beautiful language, that have bittersweet endings. It is all because of this book. I was all prepared to hate it, and then ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mrsdanaalbasha - LibraryThing
This book is artificially bittersweet; the conversations, the characters, the events, the parties, the love and pain of it all seems to have a dreamlike quality. I'm still not sure what I love so ... Read full review