When The Great Gatsby was published, commercially it was a failure but critically it was a success. It is still the most admired and well read of all Scott Fitzgerald’s novels and it is considered a handbook of the 'Jazz Age'. Scott Fitzgerald put much of himself and his life into the book. He created the character of Jay Gatsby to illustrate his own experiences of the illusory and morally bankrupt aspects of 1920s' America, and the character of Nick Carraway to show his disapproval of its destructive effects.
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A look at the 2 1/2 hour length ought to clue anyone in to the fact that this is an abridged version. A shame, as the narrator is excellent. 5 star book.
Not the full book
I really want my money back.
This is NOT the full book. It skips parts that are important to the symbolism and character building of the story.
Skips around like crazy.
I was trying to follow along with a paper copy but the audio book only read about half the material.