Judith D Collins
The Great Gatsby Collector's Edition
By: Scott Fitzgerald
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
My Rating: 5 Stars +++
F. Scott Fitzgerald's captivating classic is available now in a striking, new collectible edition with illustrations of iconic scenes from the novel.
Hailed as one of the Great American Novels, The Great Gatsby delves into the dark corners of the Jazz Age to tell a tragic tale of obsession, love, and the gritty underbelly of the American Dream. Through the eyes of unassuming narrator Nick Carraway, the story follows the enigmatic Jay Gatsby as he chases the object of his hopeless desire, the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.
Years after first meeting Daisy, when he was merely a penniless soldier, Gatsby has remade himself into an eccentric millionaire, throwing lavish parties at his New York mansion every weekend with the hope of enticing the woman of his dreams into his reach. It is through these parties that Nick, Daisy's cousin, first meets Gatsby and learns of his deep, unrelenting love. When at last Gatsby and the now-married Daisy reunite, the consequences of their illicit affair will reverberate through the lives of everyone around them.
An illuminating exploration of the deleterious effects of unrequited love, social stigmas, and unchecked capitalism, The Great Gatsby is an elegant yet unforgiving novel that will keep you hooked until the very last page.
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Runtime 5h 47m Release 11-30-21 Abridgement/ Unabridged Genre Fiction/Classics
Tanner Buchanan brings to life THE GREAT GATSBY
Blackstone is thrilled to announce our audiobook narration of the classic novel, is narrated by actor Tanner Buchanan, star of Cobra Kai and the Netflix film He’s All That. Buchanan brings to life THE GREAT GATSBY with a fresh, nuanced, and creative approach that listeners will savor.
About the Narrator
Tanner Buchanan stole the world’s attention in his breakout role of Robby in the critically acclaimed drama series Cobra Kai, starring alongside Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, and Martin Kove. The current season was viewed by over forty-one million households within its first twenty-eight days streaming when it launched January 1, 2021, and it reached number one in twenty-eight countries including the US, UK, Argentina, Greece, and Sri Lanka. Production recently wrapped on the fourth season.
Buchanan recently appeared in He’s All That, starring as the male lead opposite Addison Rae. The gender-flipped remake of the 90’s hit She’s All That was penned by original screenwriter R. Lee Fleming Jr. and directed by Mark Waters. The film released worldwide on Netflix, August 27th.
Previously he appeared as Leo Kirkman opposite Keifer Sutherland in the ABC/Netflix show Designated Survivor. He also recurred on Netflix’s Fuller House and Freeform’s The Fosters. Film credits include The Hyperions, Max Winslow and the House of Secrets, and Painted Beauty.
In addition to acting, he is currently producing and directing a short film. Originally from Ohio, Buchanan currently resides in LA.
“It is humor, irony, ribaldry, pathos, and loveliness…A curious book, a mystical, glamorous story of today.”
—New York Times, April 1925
“Leaves the reader in a mood of chastened wonder, in which fact after fact, implication after implication is pondered over, weighed, and measured. And when all are linked together, the weight of the story as a revelation of life and as a work of art becomes apparent.”
—Los Angeles Times, May 1925
“The finest work of fiction by any of this country’s writers.”
“In astonishingly beautiful, layered prose, what Scott Fitzgerald manages to do is to replicate some of the mystery of what it is to be human…One of those rare books that you can read at different times in your life, and each time it’ll do something different to you.”
—The Independent (London)
“Now we have an American masterpiece in its final form: the original crystal has shaped itself into the true diamond. This is the novel as Fitzgerald wished it to be, and so it is what we have dreamed of, sleeping and waking.”
—James Dickey, National Book Award–winning poet
“A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author’s generation and earned itself a permanent place in American mythology.”
—Amazon.com, editorial review
Stunning Collector's Edition
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s captivating classic available now in a striking, new collectible edition with illustrations of iconic scenes from the novel.
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.