The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby Summary

Written By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Readers Score: 4.5/5
Rated by 5,326 Readers

The Great Gatsby Book Summary


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.

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The Great Gatsby is a Classics book, written By F. Scott Fitzgerald. As a testament to the Book's popularity, it has gathered a rating of 4.5 out of a possible 5 Stars, on Reviews by 5,326 Readers who strongly recommends this book.

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  • The Great Gatsby = Phenomenal

    By GoGo Gallego
    This book captured the 20s era, and then sufficiently and thoroughly displayed the high and low points of the decade. You get to see what New York was like in the twenties through the eyes of the wealthy and socialites. The famous quote, "All that glitters isn't gold" holds true in this book. Being rich and famous isn't as great as people think it is, as the most popular men and women have their personal lives are exposed, and their selfishness and cold hearts are revealed. The book just shows that you cannot disguise a careless heart, and that sometimes it takes a tragedy for everyone to see the cruel person inside of you. The symbolism in this book is subtle, yet simple. The messages are clear and inspirational. And the characters and the storyline take you back to the fun, exciting parties and nights in the city, and also the shady, unlawful, sinful ways to gain wealth and popularity. I am in 8th Grade, and though in the start of this book I was a bit confused, as the story went on I truly fell in love with it!
  • Interesting

    By ConfusedReader75
    I read this for English class and I have to say I don't understand what makes this so special that it is taught in American English classes and is considered a classic. It's is entertaining but it is nothing more than a story of the materialistic wealthy and the carelessness of their actions along with the love of one man.
  • It's as if it were newly written.

    By giacomino123
    Great prose is so full with poetry that there are moments when you're not quite certain.... Then the sweep and power of this gorgeous story of human dreams and love and tragedy surounds you with irresistible narrative. It reverberates in your mind like ancient bells that, even heard at a distance, you can never forget. Read it.


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  • Classic

    By brunaalice
    Who doesn’t love The Great Gatsby? The language at first was a tad difficult to understand but once you get into the story you can’t put the book down. It fills you up with emotions.
  • Boring

    By kwnsbcnew
  • An American classic. Astounding book.

    By Tyler1500567
    You can not put this book down!! Really gives the reader a glimpse into the life of the mysterious, yet great Gatsby.
  • LOVE IT!!

    By Joshy982798
    I read the book for my English class, and then I discovered I loved the book and the movie. I don't like to read the book but this one I actually enjoyed while I was riding and then I saw the movie I had to buy one for myself as well, is a great story. it was the perfect story to read and one of my favourites book in High school ( funny thing i dont read books)
  • Forced to read this in school

    By egg$
    One of my favorite books we read in high school English class. Highly recommend this classic.
  • Excellent

    By fromrussiamyself
    Beautiful story of love, life and New York
  • The Great Gatsby

    By AnthonyT2001
    This is one of the absolute best books I have ever read, I have read it six or seven times and it still thrills me every time I read it. Absolutely astonishing.