The Great Gatsby

  • 作   者:

    Francis Scott Fitzgerald

  • 譯   者:

    川外成都學院 王鳳月

  • 出版社:

    Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

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The novel opens in West Egg, Long Island, where Nick, the narrator, has rented a house next to the mansion of Gatsby, the mysterious host of regular, extravagant parties. All this was for Daisy. Gatsby and Daisy had loved each other five years ago, but he was penniless. Gatsby was then sent overseas by the army. Daisy had given up waiting for him and married Tom. After the War, Gatsby decided to win Daisy back by buying a house in West Egg and throwing lavish parties in the hopes that she would attend. But Daisy was not the Daisy she used to be. One day, Daisy ran over Tom's mistress and killed her. In order to protect Daisy, Gatsby had taken responsibility for the accident. But Daisy and Tom had schemed to make the mistress’ husband think that it was Gatsby who killed his wife. At last Gatsby became the victim of their conspiracy. Nick struggles to arrange Gatsby's funeral, finding that while Gatsby was well connected in life, very few people are willing to attend his funeral.


The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

美國小說家,是“迷惘的一代”(Lost Generation)的代表作家,也是“爵士樂時代”(Jazz Age)的桂冠詩人。塑造的人物形象大多是一群戰后追求夢幻的青年男女,但他們在生活經歷和精神世界方面都與作者有著密切的內在聯系。從這些內在聯系中,我們可以看到菲茨杰拉德從追求理想的“美國夢”到夢幻破滅的過程。主要作品:《了不起的蓋茨比》(1925)、《夜色溫柔》(1934)等。

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896—December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender Is the Night, and his most famous, The Great Gatsby. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with despair and age.


On week-ends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city, between nine in the morning and long past midnight, while his station wagon scampered like a brisk yellow bug to meet all trains.




...the first step that American fiction has taken since Henry James, because Fitzgerald depicted the extolled grandest and most boisterous, reckless and merry-making scene. —T.S.Eliot

...his finest novel, sensitive and symbolic treatment of themes of contemporary life related with irony and pathos to the legendry of the American dream. —The Oxford Companion to American Literature

  • 第一章

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  • 第三章

  • 第四章

  • 第五章

  • 第六章

  • 第七章

  • 第八章

  • 第九章

  • Chapter 1

  • Chapter 2

  • Chapter 3

  • Chapter 4

  • Chapter 5

  • Chapter 6

  • Chapter 7

  • Chapter 8

  • Chapter 9

  • 《了不起的蓋茨比》舊評一篇

    當年加拿大老太太外教的英語寫作課,要求每位學生選一本書,每周讀一章,寫章節情節概括,那外教改作業非常認真。學期末寫書評,要求包括情節、人物、感想等,純粹的寫作訓練,算不得文學批評。匆匆看了一遍,很多觀點現在已經有所改變,例如關于小說敘述者Nick的narrative reliability的看法。這篇讀書報告只能算……展開↓

  • 剎那即永恒

    如果不讀主干,只看小說里的開篇與結尾,就足以美得讓人窒息。這就是如此一本飽含著魔術光彩的小說。正如菲茨杰拉德自己所言:“《了不起的蓋茨比》建立在‘幻象的破滅’上。正因這樣的幻象注册送28体验金的游戏平台,世界才如此鮮艷。你無需理會真假,但求沾染那份魔術般的光彩就是了。” 它精細華美地一如鉆石,它的美好一經擦拭,便注定綻放出耀目的光芒。展開↓

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