The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
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Annotation: Classic portrayal of love and violence during the Twenties.
Catalog Number: #421660
Format: Compact Disc
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Common Core/STEAM: Common Core Common Core
Publisher: HarperCollins
Copyright Date: 2006
Edition Date: 2002
Pages: 6 sound discs (7 hrs.)
Availability: Out of Print
ISBN: 0-06-009891-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-06-009891-9
Dewey: Fic
Dimensions: 4 3/4 in.
Subject Heading:
Rich people. Fiction.
Language: English
ALA Booklist
Robbins' reading of The Great Gatsby resonates with moral disgust as he portrays narrator Nick Carraway, who hates the wealthy but shows respect for Jay Gatsby, who is never able to capture the one thing he wants, elusive Daisy Buchanan. Another reader, Robert Sean Leonard, presents Fitzgerald's correspondence in a matter-of-fact manner that echoes the contents of the letters.
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Word Count: 47,094
Reading Level: 7.3
Interest Level: 9+
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 7.3 / points: 8.0 / quiz: 708 / grade: Upper Grades
Self-made millionaire Jay Gatsby epitomizes the decadence of the 1920s Jazz Age in this tale of rise and decline, told with detached curiosity by his neighbor and confidante Nick Carraway.

Excerpted from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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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 twentieth-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.

The 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.

Performed by Tim Robbins

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