The Great Gatsby – Summary
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s portrait of the Jazz Age in all its decadence and excess, is, as editor Maxwell Perkins praised it in 1924, “a wonder”. It remains one of the most widely read, translated, admired, imitated, and studied 20th-century works of American fiction.
This deceptively simple work, Fitzgerald’s best known, was hailed by critics as capturing the spirit of the generation. In Jay Gatsby, Fitzgerald embodies some of America’s strongest obsessions: wealth, power, greed, and the promise of new beginnings.
This recording includes a selection of letters written by Fitzgerald to his editor, Maxwell Perkins, his agent, Harold Ober, and friends and associates, including Willa Cather, H.L. Mencken, John Peale Bishop, and Gertrude Stein.
[note]To get it free, there is a small catch. We’re being honest here, as there is no available public domain of The Great Gatsby (yet). Anyway, here is one way to get a free copy of this audible book. You can also check it here for free (different narrator)[/note]