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As the summer unfolds, Nick is drawn into Gatsby's world of luxury cars, speedboats and extravagant parties. But the more he hears about Gatsby - even from what Gatsby himself tells him - the less he seems to believe. Did he really go to Oxford University? Was Gatsby a hero in the war? Did he once kill a man? Nick recalls how he comes to know Gatsby and how he also enters the world of his cousin Daisy and her wealthy husband Tom. Does their money make them any happier? Do the stories all connect? Shall we come to know the real Gatsby after reading Nick's account of that fateful summer?
This volume is part of a new series of novels, plays and stories at GCSE/Key Stage 4 level, designed to meet the needs of the National Curriculum syllabus. Each text includes an introduction, pre-reading activities, notes and coursework activities. Also provided is a section on the process of writing, often compiled by the author. The fabulous parties at Gatsby's mansion are legendary; guests dance until dawn at the home of their mystery host. But whose face is he searching for in the crowds? What secret sorrow lies behind his great fortune? And what was it that made Gatsby great ?
One of a series of top-quality fiction for schools. Evoking the mood of the American Twenties, and wealthy lives filled with excess and illusion, this is the story of Jay Gatsby's yearning for the beautiful Daisy.