The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald audiobook

The Great Gatsby

By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Read by Tim Robbins

Caedmon, HarperCollins 9780743273565

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799970842

  • ISBN: 9781799970835

  • ISBN: 9781799970859

Runtime: 5.05 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A PBS Great American Read selection

An undisputed masterpiece of twentieth-century literature, perfect for Fitzgerald lovers and classics collectors alike.

Set against a backdrop of jazz music, bootlegging, and lavish parties, The Great Gatsby is the story of Midwesterner Nick Carraway’s curious introduction to the decadent world of his mysterious, wealthy neighbor Jay Gatsby, whose thirst for riches is matched only by his tragic obsession with the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.

Penned in the “roaring twenties,” the novel continues to be the subject of numerous film and stage adaptations and has become a fixture in the American classroom. This dangerously propulsive tale of glitz and glamour continues to be relevant as readers long for escapist novels—a chance to flee into Gatsby’s famed mansion and lose oneself in the rush of opulence.

The Great Gatsby audiobook is brought to life by Tim Robbins, famed American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and musician.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"[The novel] leaves the reader in a mood of chastened wonder…a revelation of life…[and] a work of art.” Los Angeles Times
“The florid show of modern American life…the high carnival of those who have too much money to spend and too much time for the spending of it. Their idiotic pursuit of sensation, their almost incredible stupidity. and triviality, their glittering swinishness.” H. L. Mencken, literary critic
“A curious book, a mystical, glamourous story of today.” New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Author Bio: F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and educated at Princeton, where he was a leader in theatrical and literary activities. He began writing his first novel, This Side of Paradise, while serving in the army. Its publication in 1920 established him as the spokesman for the Jazz Age. His major novels include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 5.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English