The Great Gatsby: The Only Authorized Edition

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Simon and Schuster, May 27, 2003 - Fiction - 165 pages
The only authorized edition of the twentieth-century classic, featuring F. Scott Fitzgerald’s final revisions, a foreword by his granddaughter, and a new introduction by National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward.

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.
 

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User Review  - Winter Woods - Goodreads

This book was intriguing. But the end was sad and that makes me sad so yea. I really enjoyed it and it's a short time so if you have a million other things to do, you can find a couple hours and you'll probably be done with it. You should read this book for sure. Two thumbs up. Read full review

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User Review  - Robyn Groth - Goodreads

For me, this novel is about the choice between chasing after your dreams long after they've passed you by or moving on from your dreams, but always ruefully looking back at them. It's about the ... Read full review

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
81
Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 9
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Section 10
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F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896. He attended Princeton University, joined the United States Army during World War I, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and for the next decade the couple lived in New York, Paris, and on the Riviera. Fitzgerald’s masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died at the age of forty-four while working on The Last Tycoon. Fitzgerald’s fiction has secured his reputation as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.

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