The Great Gatsby (Wordsworth Classics) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

By F. Scott Fitzgerald

With an advent and Notes by way of man Reynolds, collage of Kent at Canterbury. typically thought of to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's most interesting novel, the good Gatsby is a consummate precis of the "roaring twenties", and a devastating reveal of the "Jazz Age". in the course of the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering international of the mansions which covered the manhattan shore within the Nineteen Twenties, to come across Nick's cousin Daisy, her brash yet filthy rich husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the secret that surrounds him.

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He demanded impetuously. ' FIe waved his hand towards the bookshelves. 'About that. fu a matter of fact you needn't bother to ascertain. I ascertained. ' He nodded. 'Absolutely real - have pages and everythirg. I thought they'd be a nice durable cardboard. Matter of fact, they're absolutely real. Pages and - Here! ' Taking our scepticism for granted, he rushed to the bookcases and returned with Volume One of the 'Stoddard Lectures'. 'he cried triumphandy. 'It's a bona-fide piece of printed matter.

But I didn't call to him, for he gave a sudden intimation that he was content to be alone - he stretched out his arms towards the dark water in a curious walt and, far as I was from him, I could have sworn he was tremblirg. Involuntarily I glanced seaward - and distinguished nothing except a single green light, minute and far away, that might have been the end of a dock. When I looked once more for Gatsby he had vanished, and I was alone again in the unquiet darkness. Chapter z Anour HALFwAv BETwEnN West Egg and l{ew York the motor road hastily joins the railroad and runs beside it for a quarter of a mile, so as to shrink away from a certain desolate area of land.

But what do you want? ' F{e snatched the book from me and replaced it hastily on its shell muttering that if one brick was removed the whole library was liable to collapse. ' he demanded. 'Or did you just come? I was brought. ' Jordan looked at him alerdy, cheerfully, without answering. 'I was brought by a woman named Roosevelq' he continued. 'Mrs Claude Roosevelt. Do you know her? I met her somewhere last night. ' THE GREAT GATSBY 3r 'A litde bit, I think. I can't tell yet. f've only been here an hour.

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