The Great Gatsby audiobook is set during the Jazz Age on Long Island, near New York City, and recounts first-person narrator Nick Carraway’s contacts with mystery billionaire Jay Gatsby, as well as Gatsby’s preoccupation with reuniting with his former sweetheart, Daisy Buchanan.
The Great Gatsby audiobook – An American fantasy
Fitzgerald’s adolescent relationship with socialite Ginevra King, as well as the wild parties he visited on Long Island’s North Shore in 1922, inspired The Great Gatsby audiobook. Fitzgerald finished a preliminary draft of the work in 1924 after moving to the French Riviera. He sent it to editor Maxwell Perkins, who convinced Fitzgerald to rework it during the winter. Fitzgerald was happy with the writing after changes, but he was unsure about the title and pondered various possibilities. Fitzgerald was taken by the cover image by painter Francis Cugat, and he integrated elements of it into the story.
The Great Gatsby audiobook is a story about the extravagant excesses meant to serve the rich and want tobe-rich in the splendid but unsatisfying in their shallow emptiness glitzy and gaudy post-war years, and the resulting suffocation under the uselessness and unexpected oppressiveness of the elusive American dream in a time when money was plenty and the alluring seemingly dream life was just around the corner, just within reach.
But, above all, The Great Gatsby audiobook is a narrative of disillusionment with aspirations that reveal to be hollow and unworthy of the dreamer – while clinging to the notion of the dream, the ability to dream large, and the dreamer’s obstinate perseverance: “an extraordinary gift for hope, a romantic readiness such as I have never found in any other person and which it is not likely I shall ever find again”.
Nevertheless, despite its allure, the rhetoric is just that: a brutal facade. Behind the beautiful glitter comes a narrative with all the angst and fury of Metallica’s early albums. The Great Gatsby audiobook, at its core, exposes the fundamental essence of human aspirations in a stark, startling light. There may never be a more tragically mistaken figure than Jay Gatsby, and Daisy, his follower, does her part with immaculate, naive malevolence.
Tom Buchanan, Gatsby’s rival, stands aside, mocking and inciting with piercing verbal jabs and repeated boasts of his amazing body. The three vie for dominance in an epic love triangle that destroys numerous innocent victims as well as both Eggs of Long Island. Every jab, hook, and uppercut is delivered by the endearing narrator Nick Carraway, who appears to be the sole voice of reason in the midst of pandemonium. When those boats are eventually dragged back by the tide, no one is left floating. Fitzgerald spares no lives in this ethical bloodbath; there may not be a single significant character deserving of even a Boys and Girls Club Sportsmanship Award.
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