" The Great Gatsby remains not just one of the greatest works of American literature, but a timeless evocation of the allure, corruption and carelessness of wealth...a gilded society intoxicated by wealth, dancing its way into the Great Depression." ( The Times )
" Gatsby is a connoisseur's guide to the glamour and glitter of the Jazz Age, but it's also a nearly prophetic glimpse into the world to come. Writing at the height of the boom, in the midst of the Roaring Twenties, Fitzgerald detected the ephemerality, fakery and corruption always lurking at the heart of the great American success story... A haunting meditation on aspiration, disillusionment, romantic love - and a blistering exposé of the materialism, duplicity, and sexual politics driving what Fitzgerald calls America's true "business": "the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty"" (Sarah Churchwell, The Times )
"It is a marvellously suggestive novel...a parable of modern America, and by extension of modern life" (An Wilson, Daily Telegraph )
"The first and greatest modern novel, it has beautiful women, lavish parties, romance, betrayal and murder woven together in an intricately structured plot. A prescient comment on the dying days of a gilded age that is brilliant entertainment with a very eloquent insight" ( Mirror )
"His masterpiece, an elegy for the American Dream, the greatest lost cause of them all' - -- Los Angeles Times
A masterpiece, a dazzling social satire, and a milestone in twentieth-century literature, THE GREAT GATSBY peels away the layers of the glamorous twenties to display the coldness and cruelty at its heart. Everybody who is anybody is seen at the glittering parties held in Gatsby's mansion in West Egg, east of New York. The riotous throng congregates in his sumptuous garden, coolly debating Gatsby's origins and mysterious past. None of the frivolous socialites understand him and among various onlookers, Gatsby is oblivious to the speculation he creates, but seems always to be watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. But as the tragic story unfolds, Gatsby's destructive dreams and passions are revealed ...
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Description du livre Penguin Books, 1998. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0140274138
Description du livre Penguin Books, 1998. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0140274138