The great Gatsby : the graphic novel

by Fordham, Fred, 1985-

Format: Print Book 2020
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 9 copies
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Bethel Park Public Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA FITZGERALD F.
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A gorgeously illustrated, first-ever graphic novel adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's beloved American classic.

First published in 1925, The Great Gatsby has been acclaimed by generations of readers and is now reimagined in stunning graphic novel form. Jay Gatsby, Nick Carraway, Daisy Buchanan, and the rest of the cast are captured in vivid and evocative illustrations by artist Aya Morton. The iconic text has been artfully distilled by Fred Fordham, who also adapted the graphic novel edition of To Kill a Mockingbird . Blake Hazard, F. Scott Fitzgerald's great-granddaughter, contributes a personal introduction.

This quintessential Jazz Age tale stands as the supreme achievement of Fitzgerald's career and is a true classic of 20th-century literature. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy is exquisitely captured in this enchanting and unique edition.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This respectable graphic adaptation of Fitzgerald's canonical novel succeeds as homage, and mostly as a satisfying social critique in its own right. In the introduction, Fitzgerald's great grandson, Blake Hazard, acknowledges the challenges inherent to adapting the 1925 classic to a comic, observing that "the language itself is in some ways the main character." And while Fordham (To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel) must pare down the text, he does a fine job distilling the haunted romanticism of Fitzgerald's narrative, which describes the doomed love between the enigmatic Gatsby and the lovely but numb Daisy, who is married to the brutish, racist Tom Buchanan. The clean, Art Deco--like backgrounds by Morton (His Dream of the Skyland) evoke the beguiling but ultimately empty nouveau-riche milieu of Gatsby and the Buchanans in suburban Long Island, as well as the dreary gray world of Myrtle and George Wilson in working-class Queens. There the two classes collide, drawing to a tragic conclusion. Though the paper-doll-like character designs are appropriately reminiscent of period illustration, their wide stares and stances feel stiff. While perhaps inevitably lacking the complexity of the original, the fidelity of this graphic adaptation should satisfy Fitzgerald devotees. Agents: Dorian Karchmar and Jay Mandel, WME; Alyssa Henkin, Trident Media Group; and Jenny Savill, Andrew Nurnberg Assoc. (July)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Gatsby, Jay -- (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Buchanan, Daisy -- (Fictitious character) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Man-woman relationships -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Upper class -- New York (State) -- Long Island -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Rich people -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Traffic accidents -- Comic books, strips, etc.
First loves -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Mistresses -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Revenge -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Long Island (N.Y.) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novel adaptations.
Romance comics.
Psychological comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :Scribner,2020
Edition First Scribner hardcover edition.
Other Titles Great Gatsby.
Contributors Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940. Great Gatsby.
Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940, contributor.
Morton, Aya, illustrator.
Language English
Description 200 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781982144524
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