Fitzgerald, F Scott - The Great Gatsby illustrated by Sam Wolfe Connelly - ( Item 125321 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2013. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Introduced by Michael Dirda . Illustrated by Sam Wolfe Connelly . With a personal note by Francis Ford Coppola. Arguably the greatest American novel of the 20th century, Fitzgerald's simple story of lost love has captivated readers, film-makers and fellow writers for generations. On its first publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby was largely dismissed as a light satire on Jazz Age follies. Today, it is acknowledged as a masterpiece: a love story, an exploration of the American dream and arguably the greatest American novel of the 20th century. Narrator Nick Carraway tells the story of his neighbour Jay Gatsby, whose parties at his Long Island mansion are as lavish as his past is mysterious. Yet Gatsby cares only for one of his guests: his lost love Daisy Buchanan, now married and living across the bay. In Fitzgerald's hands, this deceptively simple story becomes a near-perfect work of art, told in hauntingly beautiful prose. Production Details. The Great Gatsby book. Bound in buckram. 184 pages. Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations. Book size: 9" × 5¾".
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