A level 5 Oxford Bookworms Library graded reader. This version includes an audio book: listen to the story as you read. Retold for Learners of English by Clare West. Gatsby's mansion on Long Island blazes with light, and the beautiful, the wealthy, and the famous drive out from New York to drink Gatsby's champagne and to party all night long. But Jay Gatsby, the owner of all this wealth, wants only one thing - to find again the woman of his dreams, the woman he has held in his heart and his memory for five long years. The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, is one of the great American novels of the twentieth century. It captures perfectly the Jazz Age of the 1920s, and goes deep into the hollow heart of the American Dream.
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These leveled discussion questions about The Great Gatsby require students to read closely, make connections, and share their analyses. Included are leveled comprehension questions and suggested answers.
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This Side of Paradise + The Beautiful and Damned + The Great Gatsby + Tender Is the Night + The Love of the Last Tycoon + Flappers...
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Books of F. Scott Fitzgerald" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This eBook offers you the unique opportunity of exploring F. Scott Fitzgerald's work in a manner never before possible in digital print. The edition includes every Fitzgerald story collection (published in his lifetime), short story, with poems and non-fiction. Novels: This Side of Paradise (New York: Charles Sons, 1920) The Beautiful and Damned (New York: Scribners, 1922) The Great Gatsby (New York: Scribners, 1925) Tender Is the Night (New York: Scribners, 1934) The Love of the Last Tycoon – originally The Last Tycoon – (New York: Scribners, unfinished, published posthumously, 1941) Short story collections: Flappers and Philosophers (New York: Scribners, 1921) Tales of the Jazz Age (New York: Scribners, 1922) All the Sad Young Men (New York: Scribners, 1926) Taps at Reveille (New York: Scribners, 1935) Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940) was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined. He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers. Fitzgerald was of the self-styled "Lost Generation," Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I. He finished four novels, left a fifth unfinished, and wrote dozens of short stories that treat themes of youth, despair, and age. He was married to Zelda Fitzgerald.
Seminar paper from the year 2007 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 2,0, University of Constance (Uni), course: American Literature and Culture, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Since the end of the Second World War the United States of America has been the most powerful country in the world. American power has included cultural power. Writing or talking about America means invoking the American Dream, which remains a major element of the national identity. The American Dream encompasses the myth of America: a myth defined by another familiar phrase - the New World. In its origins, America was conceived of as a new world, a new beginning, a second chance. The contrast of course was with Europe - the Old World - characterized by tyranny, corruption, and social divisions. The American Constitution guaranteed all Americans "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." This is the heart of the American Dream. People believed that the American dream was, from the beginning, part and parcel of American history, culture and language, including the early colonial period. "America was born out of a dream." But the American Dream has come to mean at a popular level. It is to go to the West and become a millionaire. The American dream is conceived of in terms of success and of material success in particular: getting rich quick is what it is all about. But in its true sense it has never been limited to material success alone. So what do we actually understand under the term "American Dream" and what is the origin of this phrase? When did it first appear in the language? And how has the phrase itself evolved over time? Only during the time of political and cultural upheaval could the concept of the American Dream enter the national lexicon. The true origin of the phrase was first mentioned in 1931, by a middlebrow historian James Truslow Adams in his book The Epic of America. In this book, the phrase appears for the first time
Easy to use in the classroom or as a tool for revision, Oxford Literature Companions provide student-friendly analysis of a range of popular A Level set texts. Each book offers a lively, engaging approach to the text, covering characterisation and role, genre, context, language, themes, structure and critical views, whilst also providing a range of varied and in-depth activities to deepen understanding and encourage close work wtih the text. Each book also includes a comprehensive Skills and Practice section, which provides detailed advice on assessment and a bank of exam-style questions and annotated sample student answers. This guide covers The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald.
The Great Gatsby is regarded as the most widely taught and read American literary classic. This volume is intended to help readers fully enjoy and understand this work that continues to become part of the equipment of educated people. Also provides information on the author's intentions in writing this work and the knowledge, values, standards and biases of the public at the time of its initial publication.
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