The Great Gatsby (Penguin Popular Classics)

by F. Scott Fitzgerald | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0140620184 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Xeyra of Seixal, Setúbal Portugal on 6/3/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by Xeyra from Seixal, Setúbal Portugal on Friday, June 03, 2005
In 1922, F Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new--something extraordinary and beautiful and simple, intricately patterned". That extraordinary, beautiful, intricately patterned and, above all, simple novel became The Great Gatsby, arguably Fitzgerald's finest work and certainly the book for which he is best known. A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology. Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed and the promise of new beginnings. 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.


Journal Entry 2 by Xeyra from Seixal, Setúbal Portugal on Friday, July 08, 2005
Offered as part of the Much Sought After Books With a Twist Relay (July 8).

Journal Entry 3 by Xeyra from Seixal, Setúbal Portugal on Saturday, July 23, 2005
Accepted by butterfly-noir.

Journal Entry 4 by butterfly-noir from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Tuesday, August 02, 2005
chegou hoje no correio (sensação de deja vu, lol)

obrigada xeyra

Journal Entry 5 by butterfly-noir from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Wednesday, January 04, 2006
sending to newf as a trade on the relay site

Journal Entry 6 by newf from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Received in the mail today via bookrelay. Thank you for sharing it.

Journal Entry 7 by newf from St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador Canada on Tuesday, September 05, 2006
I read this during a geolgy field trip in southern California. This is one of those classics that I had heard about for years and never gotten around to reading. It was not really what I expected, and moves pretty slowly in the first half. I quite enjoyed the tragic story, and will probably look for more of Fitzgerald's writing.

Journal Entry 8 by newf at Thyme and Again, Wellington St. in Ottawa, Ontario Canada on Friday, September 08, 2006

Released 13 yrs ago (9/8/2006 UTC) at Thyme and Again, Wellington St. in Ottawa, Ontario Canada

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Will leave this on a chair or table in the cafe.

Journal Entry 9 by deveri from Perth, Ontario Canada on Monday, October 30, 2006
found this book at my work "Thyme and Again" in Ottawa, thanks for leaving it there Newf. It was my first time catching a book and the first i'd heard of Book Crossing. I very much enjoyed it and hope to catch others! I'd read this book in high school and had to write essays, and discussion notes about it. I really enjoyed rereading it and actually getting lost in the story without worrying about looking for metaphors and imagery, etc. I'm going to release it today in London Enlgand where i'm currently living.

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