The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

A digital copy of the 1925 text by F. Scott Fitzgerald for exploration and consultation.

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Audio version: The Great Gatsby via The Memory Palace

More of an audio book person? Look no further than these stellar recordings of Fitzgerald’s work:

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Like Pale Gold: The Great Gatsby

In which John Green explores F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of the Jazz Age, The Great Gatsby. John introduces you to Nick Carraway, Jay Gatsby, Daisy and Tom Buchanan, and the other characters in the novel, and tries to look beyond the surface story to figure out what this thing is about. Set in the 1920’s against a conflicted backdrop of prohibition and excess, The Great Gatsby takes a close look at the American Dream as it existed in Fitzgerald’s time. It turns out, it had a lot to do with money and status, and it still does today. John will cover the rich symbolism of the novel, from the distant green light to the pale gold of wealth and decay.