The Great Gatsby
In the early days of New Directions, James Laughlin republished this twenty-year-old novel, which had gone out of print. Now, seventy-five years later, we're bringing this Jazz-Age classic back to ND, featuring its original 1945 cover by the brilliant Alvin Lustig.The Great Gatsby, a totemic story of love and money--of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of parties and drinks and smash-ups, of the star-struck writer Nick Carraway, of passion and poverty and greed--is the quintessential all-in, all-American novel. As Fitzgerald wrote of Jay Gatsby, "He was a son of God--a phrase which, if it means anything, means just that--and he must be about His Father's business, the service of a vast, vulgar, and meretricious beauty."
Publication Date: 06-Jan-2011
Publisher: Penguin Random House