The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby Summary

Written By F. Scott Fitzgerald

Readers Score: 4.5/5
Rated by 5,488 Readers

The Great Gatsby Book Summary


A true classic of twentieth-century literature, this edition has been updated to include the author’s final revisions and features a new introduction by two-time 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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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 5,488 Readers who strongly recommends this book.

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  • Awful and overrated.

    By Fabbas23
    This book has no reason to have the status that is gained over the years. The Great Gatsby uses lazy plot elements to advance the story, and lacks character depth. The most obvious part is when they take each other’s car for the drive. Why did they do that? There is no rational reason to do that. They only did it so the mechanic would mistakenly kill Gatsby in the end. Why does Tom and Jay hang out if Tom hates him? Why would you invite someone to your house if you don’t like them, then sit them next to your wife? Even though it’s obvious that he likes her. None of the main characters are likable in anyway expect for Nick. They are just swallow people that you hope twist their ankles. I understand we’re aren’t suppose to relate to them because of their status, but you just don’t care for anyone of them. Why should we feel bad for J? Because he can’t be with the women he loves? Why does even deserve her in the first place? Also, why doesn’t she leave if Tom cheats on her? She is portrayed as a the spoiled woman archetype with no depth. The Great Gatsby is just awful. Unlike other books I don’t like, I can understand why they are famous, but the Great Gatsby is just awful. Half the book is plot holes with unbearable characters.
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    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.
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  • An American classic. Astounding book.

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