Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby
|Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby. Limited Edition (inkl. Audio-CD)|
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Hardcover, 239 S.
Land: USA; Epoche: Vorkriegszeit
Lieferzeit: 3-5 Tage
Aus dem Vorwort:
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, has been called the defining work of 20th-century American fiction.
Written in prose that is both evocative and hard-edged, it can be read and re-read with fresh appreciation and pleasure.
It is a seamless narrative of wonder and disillusionment, passion and betrayal, glamour and vice, satire and wistfulness and depicting a unique time and place-New York City and Long Island's nearby Gold Coast in the early 1920s.
Gatsby, our selection for the 47th edition of MeadWestvaco's American Classics Series, is a novel about the American dream - or what Fitzgerald felt was left of it in the aftermath of World War I.
"You are all a lost generation," the elder poet and novelist Gertrude Stein had told the young Ernest Hemingway, describing him, his friend Fitzgerald and the rest of an immensely talented generation of young, post-war American writers.
Fitzgerald picked up on this lost generation theme in his first novel, This Side of Paradise. In it, he described this new generation as one dedicated "to the fear of poverty and the worship of success; grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken."
In a later collection of stories, Fitzgerald introduced the term The Jazz Age to describe the irreverent, irrepressible spirit of the 1920s.
In his words, "It was an age of miracles, it was an age of art, it was an age of excess, and it was an age of satire." It was also an age of booming prosperity, forbidden boozing and loosening sexual mores.
And Fitzgerald, his alluring wife Zeida and The Great Gatsby would become emblems of the era's playful, often reckless exuberance. [...]
This limited edition of
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
is inspired and designed by Karen M. Elder
with design assistance and typography by John Boyd.
Frontispiece and endleaves by Michael J. Deas.
The foreword is written by Ned Scharff.
The serif type is Sabon. The sans serif type is Wade Sans Light. Typesetting and electronic page assembly are by Show & Tell of New York City.
Offset printing of the book and endleaves is by
Monroe Litho Inc. of Rochester, New York,
on MeadWestvaco Offset Vellum
manufactured at our Wickliffe, Kentucky, paper mill.
Book binding is by The Riverside Group of Rochester, New York, using ICGHolliston cloth.
MeadWestvaco's Digiboks® package,
one of the many selections from The Digipak System®,
is used to slipcase and present our 47th edition
and accompanying music CD.
Graphic design and editorial by Karen Elder and John Boyd.
Structural design, printing and fulfillment
by AGI Media, a MeadWestvaco resource,
in Melrose Park, Illinois.
The individual mailing carton is produced using MeadWestvaco's Kraftpak® 24 pt. folding carton stock, manufactured at our North Charleston, South Carolina, mill, and was printed and converted at our AGI Media plant in Melrose Park, Illinois.
F. Scott Fitzgerald named it. Louis Armstrong launched it. It was the Jazz Age.
Limitierte Edition mit beiliegender CD von Louis Armstrong (When it s sleepy thime down South - (Back home again in) Indiana - Now you has Jazz - High Society Calypso - Mahogany Hall Stomp - Blue Moon - Sweet Georgia Brown - Riff Blues - Mack the Knife - Lazy River - Stompin at the Savoy)
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