Item #2325559 The Great Gatsby. F. Scott Fitzgerald.
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

. MeadWestvaco Corporation [Westvaco], 2004. Limited Edition. Hard Cover. Fine / Near Fine. Item #2325559

Includes publisher's slipcase and CD. Slipcase edges a bit faded.

217, [1] pp. 8vo. Dark olive cloth, gilt titles. Includes CD of Mack the Knife performed by Louis Armstrong and others and recorded at the July 4, 1957 Newport Jazz Festival, in honor of the festival's 50th anniversary in the year of this work's publication. The exemplary novel of the Jazz Age, F. Scott Fitzgerald'' third book, The Great Gatsby (1925), stands as the supreme achievement of his career. T. S. Eliot read it three times and saw it as the "first step" American fiction had taken since Henry James; H. L. Mencken praised "the charm and beauty of the writing," as well as Fitzgerald's sharp social sense; and Thomas Wolfe hailed it as Fitzgerald's "best work" thus far. The story of the fabulously 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 remarked, "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s that resonates with the power of myth. A novel of lyrical beauty yet brutal realism, of magic, romance, and mysticism, The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.

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