The Great Gatsby
Illustrated by Sam Wolfe Connelly
Introduced by Michael Dirda
Preface by Francis Ford Coppola
With a personal note by Francis Ford Coppola
Arguably the greatest American novel of the 20th century, Fitzgerald's simple story of lost love has captivated readers, film-makers and fellow writers for generations.
On its first publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby was largely dismissed as a light satire on Jazz Age follies. Today, it is acknowledged as a masterpiece: a love story, an exploration of the American dream and arguably the greatest American novel of the 20th century. Narrator Nick Carraway tells the story of his neighbour Jay Gatsby, whose parties at his Long Island mansion are as lavish as his past is mysterious. Yet Gatsby cares only for one of his guests: his lost love Daisy Buchanan, now married and living across the bay. In Fitzgerald’s hands, this deceptively simple story becomes a near-perfect work of art, told in hauntingly beautiful prose.
Bound in buckram blocked with a design by the artist
Set in Goudy
Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations
9" × 5¾"