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The Great Gatsby

Introduction by Melina Marchetta

A gorgeous new edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, with an introduction by Melina Marchetta.

All the bright young things go to Jay Gatsby’s Long Island parties. Yet Gatsby himself is reserved and mysterious. He seems always to be waiting for something or someone. When he finally draws the beautiful Daisy Buchanan back into his orbit, he sets in motion a series of tragedies.

And F. Scott Fitzgerald gives us what many consider to be the greatest American novel—a crystalline portrait of a society captivated by status and ambition, and a man doomed in love.

Baz Lurhmann’s spectacular film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan, is due for release in Australia in 2013.

Melina Marchetta is the bestselling author of Looking for Alibrandi and The Piper’s Son.

About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St Paul Minnesota, in 1896, and studied at Princeton during World War I. In 1917 he dropped out to enlist in the army but the war ended before he could be deployed. He published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, to great acclaim in 1920. That year he married Zelda Sayre and their daughter was born in 1921.


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‘It is the American masterwork, the finest work of fiction by any of this country’s writers.’

‘A classic, perhaps the supreme American novel.’

Other editions ofThe Great Gatsby
  • The Great Gatsby
    ISBN: 9781921961830
    20 March 2013
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