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3 Great American Novels - Susannah Fullerton - The Great Gatsby

3 Great American Novels - Susannah Fullerton - The Great Gatsby

Friends events

Literary expert Susannah Fullerton revisits of three classic American novels and their authors.

The Great Gatsby book cover
4 / 6 events in this Friends events series
Wednesday
13 May 2020 11am to 12pm

Price

Friend: $20.00
Guest: $28.00

Location

State Library NSW
Macquarie Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

 

Is this 'the great American novel'? The tale of Jay Gatsby and his hopeless love for beautiful, selfish Daisy Buchanan is moving, powerful and a superb evocation of the Jazz Age.  It explores idealism and excess, decadence and the American Dream. When published in 1925 it was not an immediate hit, but film versions and its inclusion on school curricula ensured greater popularity. Learn about Nick Carraway, mysterious Gatsby and how much of himself Fitzgerald put into his characters.

 


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