內容簡介 企鵝經典豪華版《大亨小傳》以一位剛畢業的社會新鮮人尼克為主角，窺探了自己表妹黛西與其丈夫湯姆，以及鄰居蓋茨比三人間的戀愛情事。蓋茨比是誰？幾乎所有的人皆對此抱有不同的看法。有人說他曾經殺過人、有人聽說他是個德國間諜，更有人說他其實是貴族的後裔……許許多多的人在蓋茨比那如皇宮般豪華的別墅享受著佳餚與美酒，卻沒有一個人了解這宴會的主人。唯有尼克，他看穿了蓋茨比隱藏在渾沌虛偽、繁華人潮中的純淨心靈──他朝無邊的黑夜伸出雙手、透過一盞綠燈訴說衷情，他在等一個人。然而，縱使蓋茨比交予一片真心，已然成為人妻、內心被私欲所佔據的黛西卻無法給出任何回應，最終讓這段戀情以悲劇作結。費茲傑羅曾這麼形容《大亨小傳》：「這部小說的重心在『幻象的消滅』，正是這種幻象才使得這個世界那麼鮮豔。你無須理會事情的真跟假，只要它們沾上了那份魔術般的光彩就行了。」他以一件男女情事，帶領讀者體會當時美國爵士時代的縱情享樂和徬徨迷茫，也用以抒發自身的傷疤與故事，最終成了最具美國1920年代特色的作品。本中文書介出自《大亨小傳》笛藤出版圖書有限公司出版One of the great American novels—and one of America’s most popular—featuring a new introduction by Min Jin Lee, the New York Times bestselling author of Pachinko, and extensive resources to enhance discussion of it in classrooms Young, handsome, and fabulously rich, Jay Gatsby seems to have everything. But at his mansion east of New York City, in West Egg, Long Island, where the party seems never to end, he’s often alone in the glittering Jazz Age crowd, watching and waiting, as speculation swirls around him—that he’s a bootlegger, that he was a German spy during the war, that he even killed a man. As writer Nick Carraway is drawn into this decadent orbit, he begins to see beneath the shimmering surface of the enigmatic Gatsby, for whom one thing will always be out of reach: Nick’s cousin, the married Daisy Buchanan, whose house is visible from Gatsby’s just across the bay. A brilliant evocation of the Roaring Twenties and a satire of a postwar America obsessed with wealth and status, The Great Gatsby is a novel whose power remains undiminished after a century. This edition, based on scholarship dating back to the novel’s first publication in 1925, restores Fitzgerald’s masterpiece to the original American classic he envisioned, and features an introduction addressing how gender, race, class, and sexuality complicate the pursuit of the American Dream and suggestions of a wide variety of multimedia resources for exploring the novel’s themes.
作者介紹 F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University, which he left in 1917 to join the army. He is said to have epitomized the Jazz Age, which he himself defined as “grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken.” In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre; their traumatic marriage and her subsequent breakdowns became the leading influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, Tender Is the Night, and The Last Tycoon; six volumes of short stories; and The Crack-Up, a selection of autobiographical pieces.