The Great Gatsby is one of the greatest American novels (The Modern Library labels it the 2nd best American or British novel of the 20th-century). In this novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald proved his legendary genius, crafting a work whose characters, symbols, imagery and brilliant lyrical writing would resonate throughout the ages. Certainly the current Baz Luhrmann film is in a part a testimony to this.
Summary of Revenge of Gatsby:
It is 1939; a young Pamela Buchanan (the daughter of Tom and Daisy Buchanan) suddenly materializes at her uncle Nick Carraway’s house to learn what happened to her mother 17 years earlier. Reluctantly, Nick will relate to his niece the events of 1922, her mother’s tumultuous affair, and eventually, he will even consider telling her (and us) the story of Gatsby’s ghostly return, and the revenge and retribution that follows.
Note: Before you move on in this site to read my fanciful prequel/sequel to The Great Gatsby, you really must read the original novel, if you haven’t already. It is a reading experience not to be missed, and also, important in understanding several of the characters in Fitzgerald’s novel who do not appear in the film adaptations, but who do appear in my sequel: Revenge of Gatsby. I hope you enjoy my humble efforts to keep the magic going…
Above, you will find links to all 9 chapters of the novel (warning: like “The Great Gatsby,” “Revenge of Gatsby” is 9 chapters, but RoG is twice as long…), and the PDF can be downloaded in “For Mobile Users.” I have provided Youtube links to the many songs presented in “Revenge of Gatsby,” which also provide a sort of the ambiance for many scenes. So as you read, I recommend opening each new link and listening to the music of the time (and occasionally from other times) to help you enjoy this hopefully entertaining sequel/prequel to a great American Classic.