The Great Gatsby, Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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Francis Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby

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Set in the post-Great War Long Island/New York world of the rich. The narrator, Nick Carraway, sympathetically records the pathos of Gatsby’s romantic dream which founders on the reality of corruption, the insulated selfishness of Tom and Daisy, and the cutting edge of violence.
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The Great Gatsby, Francis Scott Fitzgerald
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gabey52001
gabey52001shared an impression3 years 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.

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Я смотрела конечно фильм, но буду читать чтоб , больше развивать англ)

al m
al mshared an impression4 months ago
👍Worth reading
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Read twice, fully understood only years later
There is absolutely nothing romantic about the 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'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."
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.
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