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Okładka książki This Side of Paradise / The Beautiful and Damned

21,00 zł 17,00 zł


This Side of Paradise tells the story of Amory Blaine, the only child of wealthy parents, whose journey from adolescence to adulthood follows him from prep school through to Princeton University, where his literary talents flourish, in contrast to his academic failure. A sequence of love affairs with beautiful young women are fatally damaged by the collapse of his family's fortune, and the novel ends with him poised to face the challenge of making his own way in the world. Composed in an unconventional narrative mode, the novel is a rich fusion of satiric and romance idioms, and found a captivated audience on its publication in1920. It made Fitzgerald rich and famous overnight. The Beautiful and Damned is a bleaker version of the corrosive power of wealth and its privileges, one of Fitzgerald's abiding subjects. Anthony Patch, is heir to a huge fortune, whose marriage to the beautiful and indolent Gloria is increasingly shadowed by Anthony's fall into alcoholism. Though he wins a lawsuit to gain his inheritance of millions of dollars, it is a pyrrhic victory, for he is now a physically and morally broken man.
Okładka książki Great Gatsby

21,00 zł 11,55 zł


Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald's finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the "roaring twenties", and a devastating expose of the ‘Jazz Age’. Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920s, to encounter Nick's cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the mystery that surrounds him. The Great Gatsby is an undisputed classic of American literature from the period following the First World War and is one of the great novels of the twentieth century.
Okładka książki The Beautiful and Damned

55,00 zł 44,52 zł

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Exploring the decadence of Jazz Age New York through a fictionalised version of his own marriage to Zelda Fitzgerald, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and the Damned includes an introduction by Geoff Dyer in Penguin Modern Classics. Anthony Patch and his wife Gloria are the essence of Jazz Age glamour. A brilliant and magnetic couple, they fling themselves at life with an energy that is thrilling. New York is a playground where they dance and drink for days on end. Their marriage is a passionate theatrical performance; they are young, rich, alive and lovely and they intend to inherit the earth. But as money becomes tight, their marriage becomes impossible. And with their inheritance still distant, Anthony and Gloria must face reality; they may be beautiful - but they are also damned. F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) has acquired a mythical status in American literary history, and his masterwork The Great Gatsby is considered by many to be the 'great American novel'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre, dubbed 'the first American Flapper', and their traumatic marriage and Zelda's gradual descent into insanity became the leading influence on his writing. As well as many short stories, Fitzgerald wrote five novels This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and the Damned, Tender is the Night and, incomplete at the time of his death, The Last Tycoon. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'in fact and in the literary sense he created a "generation" '. If you enjoyed The Beautiful and the Damned, you might like John Dos Passos' Manhattan Transfer, also available in Penguin Classics. 'A prose that has the tough delicacy of a garnet' New York Review of Books
Okładka książki Wielki Gatsby wersja hiszpańska z podręcznym słownikiem

49,00 zł 32,32 zł

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Lata dwudzieste XX wieku to jeden z najbarwniejszych okresów w historii Stanów Zjednoczonych Ameryki. Jazz, rozluźnienie moralnych więzów, prohibicja, blichtr życia socjety… W tym świecie żyje też Gatsby, elegancki, intrygujący i bogaty mężczyzna. Powoli odkrywamy jego tajemniczą przeszłość i obserwujemy pierwsze - od pięciu lat - spotkanie z Daisy, dawną ukochaną. Francis Scott Fitzgerald mistrzowsko przedstawia realia swojej epoki i odpowiada na pytania nie tylko o trwałość uczucia, ale także o możliwość awansu społecznego. Kolejne ekranizacje dowodzą, że świat śmietanki towarzyskiej tamtych lat, niezmiennie nęci. Autor dedykował powieść swej żonie Zeldzie. Ostatnie zdanie „Wielkiego Gatsby’ego” zostało wygrawerowane na jej nagrobku.
Okładka książki Tendre est la nuit

40,70 zł 33,76 zł

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«Dick Diver la regardait de ses yeux bleus et froids ; ses levres, tendres et fermes, disaient, d’un ton réfléchi et décidé : "Cela faisait longtemps que je n’avais pas vu une fille qui ressemble vraiment, comme vous, a une fleur éclose." Plus tard, contre la poitrine de sa mere, Rosemary pleurait a chaudes larmes. "Je l’aime, maman. Je l’aime a la folie. Je n’aurais jamais cru pouvoir éprouver un sentiment pareil pour quelqu’un. Et il est marié, et je l’aime, elle aussi… Oh, c’est sans espoir. Mais je l’aime tant!"» Années 1920. Rosemary Hoyt est une jeune actrice talentueuse en villégiature a Monte-Carlo. Elle fait la rencontre de Dick et Nicole Diver, un couple incarnant l’image meme du bonheur. Tendre est la nuit est l’histoire d’un amour aussi salvateur que destructeur, le chef-d’ouvre romantique de F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Okładka książki Opowiadania autora Wielkiego Gatsby'ego z ang.

44,90 zł 34,55 zł

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Autorski wybór 5 opowiadań autora Wielkiego Gatsby'ego. Większość opowiadań pochodzi ze słynnego zbioru Tales of the Jazz Age, w sugestywny sposób opisującego amerykańskie społeczeństwo z początku lat 20. XX wieku, zwanych erą jazzu.Fitzgerald zasłynął powieścią Wielki Gatsby, ale był także autorem znakomitych opowiadań, nadal wznawianych przez najlepszych wydawców amerykańskich.Jak poprzednie książki w serii Poltextu z angielskim, oryginalny tekst został starannie opracowany w formie podręcznika do nauki języka angielskiego.W serii dotychczas ukazały się: Wielki Gatsby z angielskim, Portret Doriana Graya z angielskim oraz Czarnoksiężnik z Krainy Oz z angielskim.
Okładka książki The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

44,52 zł 36,04 zł

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Full grown with a long, smoke-coloured beard, requiring the services of a cane and fonder of cigars than warm milk, Benjamin Button is a very curious baby indeed. And, as Benjamin becomes increasingly youthful with the passing years, his family wonders why he persists in the embarrassing folly of living in reverse. In this imaginative fable of ageing and the other stories collected here – including ‘The Cut-Glass Bowl’ in which an ill-meant gift haunts a family’s misfortunes, ‘The Four Fists’ where a man’s life shaped by a series of punches to his face, and the revelry, mobs and anguish of ‘May Day’ – F. Scott Fitzgerald displays his unmatched gift as a writer of short stories.
Okładka książki The Collected Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald

43,00 zł 35,36 zł

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This title features collected works of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Few American novelists of the twentieth century have stayed as modern as F. Scott Fitzgerald. He gave a name to his age, 'the Jazz Age', but his reputation has outlived it. Gathered here are the five novels he wrote in his relatively short career, together with a number of the many short stories he wrote between 1922 and his death in 1940. "This Side of Paradise" catapulted him to fame, its expose of the manners and morals of a post-war generation becoming a cause celebre. "The Beautiful and Damned", a semi-autobiographical moral parable of a doomed marriage, affirmed Fitzgerald's status as the spokesman for the generation of the 1920s. His third novel, "The Great Gatsby", remains for many readers the definitive American novel of the twentieth century, its eponymous hero a complex fictional portrayal of a romantic imagination at the mercy of a corrupt reality. "Tender is the Night" is an American Vanity Fair set on the French Riviera in the 1920s. Fitzgerald was working on "The Last Tycoon" at his death in 1940, and many critics rank his account of Hollywood at the height of the studio system, even in its unfinished state, as comparable to the achievement of "The Great Gatsby".
Okładka książki The Diamond as Big as the Ritz and Other Stories

63,00 zł 34,64 zł

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The Diamond as Big as the Ritz is an ominous fable about the pursuit of great wealth. Readers will be transported to a fabulous fantasy land of such opulence that its very existence has to remain a jealously guarded secret. Fatal consequences lie in store for 'bona fide' guests and uninvited visitors alike, while the sybaritic luxury of the place is evoked in an effortless prose style which is quintessentially F. Scott Fitzgerald. Also featured in this volume are The Cut-Glass Bowl, May Day, The Rich Boy, Crazy Sunday, An Alcoholic Case, The Lees of Happiness, The Lost Decade and Babylon Revisited.
Okładka książki Tender is the Night & The Last Tycoon

21,00 zł 11,55 zł

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Tender is the Night is a story set in the hedonistic high society of Europe during the ‘Roaring Twenties’. A wealthy schizophrenic, Nicole Warren, falls in love with Dick Diver - her psychiatrist. The resulting saga of the Divers’ troubled marriage, and their circle of friends, includes a cast of aristocratic and beautiful people, unhappy love affairs, a duel, incest, and the problems inherent in the possession of great wealth. Despite cataloguing a maelstrom of interpersonal conflict, Tender is the Night has a poignancy and warmth that springs from the quality of Fitzgerald's writing and the tragic personal experiences on which the novel is based. Six years separate Tender is the Night and The Last Tycoon, the novel Fitzgerald left unfinished at his death in December 1940. Fitzgerald lived in Hollywood more or less continuously from July 1937 until his death, and a novel about the film industry at the height of 'the studio system' centred on the working life of a top producer was begun in 1939. Even in its incomplete state The Last Tycoon remains the greatest American novel about Hollywood and contains some of Fitzgerald's most brilliant writing.
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