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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgeraldthat follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922.

The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan.

Considered to be Fitzgerald's magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.
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gabey52001
gabey52001shared an impression2 months ago

The last time I read this book was when I was 19 years old. I couldn't understand much about it. 36 years later, I read it again. Now it all made sense. I can identify with Gatsby and feel his anguish, hopes, fears and joy. Life is not about living a dream but making a dream come true and when that dream is fulfilled, you realised it is actually a nightmare. It's best to be pragmatic and lead a simple life, even if you're filthy rich.

Ruslan Bekaldiev
Ruslan Bekaldievshared an impression6 months ago
💞Loved Up
🌴Beach Bag Book
😄LOLZ
🐼Fluffy

pustaka
pustakashared an impression21 days ago
💞Loved Up

Ah, the Jazz age!

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lpheonixxshared an impression7 months ago
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Si Siravudh
Si Siravudhshared an impression9 months ago
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🙈Lost On Me

please indonesian languages?

bali72323
bali72323shared an impression10 months ago
💧Soppy

It was an okay book, but not as gripping as others. I didn't enjoy it much, as I had already seen the film

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Amazing story. Haunting & touching

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In 1908, his father was fired from Procter & Gamble, and the family returned to Minnesota. Here Fitzgerald attended St. Paul Academy, in St. Paul, until 1911. At 13 he was published in the school newspaper, it was, of all things, a detective story.
"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."
I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.
'I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool—that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."
Trimalchio is, of course, the vulgar social upstart of immense wealth in the Satyricon of Petronius – a master of sexual and gastronomic revels who gives a banquet of unimaginable luxury in which, unlike Gatsby who is a non-drinking, self-isolating spectator at his own parties, he most decidedly participates. He is a most literal glutton, while Gatsby stands at a curious distance from all he owns and displays
"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."
draws a stunned tribute
Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope
I'm p-paralyzed with happiness.
And I hope she'll be a fool--that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."
Then wear the gold hat, if that will move her; If you can bounce high, bounce for her too,Till she cry "Lover, gold-hatted, high-bouncing lover, I must have you!"--THOMAS PARKE D'INVILLIERS
Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had
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life is much more successfully looked at from a single window,
Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."
Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."
Christmas tree of Gatsby's enormous garden.
She told me it was a girl, and so I turned my head away and wept. 'All right,' I said, 'I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool--that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool."
The abnormal mind is quick to detect and attach itself to this quality when it appears in a normal person, and so it came about that in college I was unjustly accused of being a politician, because I was privy to the secret griefs of wild, unknown men.
"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.

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