Hailed as one of the Great American Novels, The Great Gatsby delves into the dark corners of the Jazz Age to tell a tragic tale of obsession, love, and the gritty underbelly of the American Dream. Through the eyes of unassuming narrator Nick Carraway, the story follows the enigmatic Jay Gatsby as he chases the object of his hopeless desire, the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.
Years after first meeting Daisy, when he was merely a penniless soldier, Gatsby has remade himself into an eccentric millionaire, throwing lavish parties at his New York mansion every weekend with the hope of enticing the woman of his dreams into his reach. It is through these parties that Nick, Daisy’s cousin, first meets Gatsby and learns of his deep, unrelenting love. When at last Gatsby and the now-married Daisy reunite, the consequences of their illicit affair will reverberate through the lives of everyone around them.
An illuminating exploration of the deleterious effects of unrequited love, social stigmas, and unchecked capitalism, The Great Gatsby is an elegant yet unforgiving novel that will keep you hooked until the very last page.
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About the Author
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, and educated at Princeton, where he was a leader in theatrical and literary activities. He began writing his first novel, This Side of Paradise, while serving in the army. Its publication in 1920 established him as the spokesman for the Jazz Age. His major novels include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night.
About the Narrator
Tanner Buchanan stole the world’s attention in his breakout role of Robby in the critically acclaimed drama series Cobra Kai, starring alongside Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, and Martin Kove. The current season was viewed by over forty-one million households within its first twenty-eight days streaming when it launched January 1, 2021, and it reached number one in twenty-eight countries including the US, UK, Argentina, Greece, and Sri Lanka. Production recently wrapped on the fourth season.
Buchanan recently appeared in He’s All That, starring as the male lead opposite Addison Rae. The gender-flipped remake of the 90’s hit She’s All That was penned by original screenwriter R. Lee Fleming Jr. and directed by Mark Waters. The film released worldwide on Netflix, August 27th.
Previously he appeared as Leo Kirkman opposite Keifer Sutherland in the ABC/Netflix show Designated Survivor. He also recurred on Netflix’s Fuller House and Freeform’s The Fosters. Film credits include The Hyperions, Max Winslow and the House of Secrets, and Painted Beauty.
In addition to acting, he is currently producing and directing a short film. Originally from Ohio, Buchanan currently resides in LA.