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F. Scott Fitzgerald - Hollywoodi ​történetek
Fitzgerald ​1939-40 között keletkezett 17 novellájának főhőse Pat Hobby, az egykor sikeres némafilmforgatókönyv-író, aki megkopott hírnevéről igyekszik az utolsó utáni bőrt is lehúzni. Dolgozni nem szeret, ötletei sincsenek, ugyanakkor előszeretettel vadássza azokat a helyzeteket, amelyekből – még ha nem is a legtisztességesebb módon, de – haszna származhat. A háborús idők Hollywoodjában azonban már csak megtűrt figura, egy régi bútordarab, aki valódi sikereket képtelen elérni. A kötet novellái fordulatosak, és az olvasó inkább mosolyogva hümmög a szélhámos szemtelen kísérletein, a megfakult életművész próbálkozásain, mintsem elítéli őt, annál is inkább, mert próbálkozásai rendszerint visszafele sülnek el, újabb kínos, kényelmetlen helyzeteket szülve. Bolyong a filmstúdió díszletei között, kilincsel a semmivel: túlélés hétről hétre. Fitzgerald felhasználta saját hollywoodi élményeit is, Pat Hobby portréjában jelen van az önirónia és a nosztalgia is. A novelláskötet nemcsak témájában, de stílusában is idézi a filmes világot: a forgatókönyvszerű írásmód szórakoztatóvá és olvasmányossá varázsolja Pat Hobby történeteit.

F. Scott Fitzgerald - The ​Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Six Other Stories
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.

F. Scott Fitzgerald - Tales ​of the Jazz Age
Though ​most widely known for the novella The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald gained a major source of income as a professional writer from the sale of short stories. Over the course of his career, Fitzgerald published more than 160 stories in the period's most popular magazines. His second short fiction collection, Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), includes two masterpieces as well as several other stories from his earlier career. One, "May Day," depicts a party at a popular club in New York that becomes a night of revelry during which former soldiers and an affluent group of young people start an anti-Bolshevik demonstration that results in an attack on a leftist newspaper office. "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" is a fantastic satire of the selfishness endemic to the wealthy and their undying pursuit to preserve that way of life. All of these stories, like his best novels, meld Fitzgerald's fascination with wealth with an awareness of a larger world, creating a subtle social critique. With his discerning eye, Fitzgerald elucidates the interactions of the young people of post-World War I America who, cut off from traditions, sought their place in the modern world amid the general hysteria of the period that inaugurated the age of jazz. This new edition reproduces in full the original collection, stories that represent a clear movement in theme and character development toward what would become The Great Gatsby. In introducing each story, Fitzgerald offers accounts of its textual history, revealing decisions about which stories to include.

F. Scott Fitzgerald - The ​Curious Case of Benjamin Button
"The ​Curious Case of Benjamin Button" is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald about a man who ages in reverse: He is born a feeble 70-year-old and becomes younger as the years progress. This faithful graphic-novel adaptation chronicles Benjamin Button's many adventures: He falls in love with a woman who ages normally (this causes complications), starts a family, and establishes a successful business. In his later years, he attends Harvard as a student and plays on their football team. By the time he is an old man, Benjamin Button resembles a newborn baby. And then he remembered nothing.Through the noons and nights he breathed and over him there were soft mumblings and murmurings that he scarcely heard, and faintly differentiated smells, and light and darkness. The Hollywood adaptation of the story-starring Brad Pitt (as Benjamin Button), Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swenton, and Julia Ormond, and directed by David Fincher (who also directed Pitt in "Fight Club" and "Seven")

F. Scott Fitzgerald - Üzenet ​a jazzkorszakból
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

F. Scott Fitzgerald - Benjamin ​Button különös élete
F. ​Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940) 20. század egyik legjelesebb és legnagyobb hatású amerikai modernista regény- és novellaírója, aki az első világháború utáni évek generációjához, az úgy nevezett „Elveszett nemzedékhez” tartozott. Az 1922-ben íródott elbeszélés Benjamin Button életét mutatja be, születésétől halála napjáig, aki 1860-ban látta meg a napvilágot egy különleges rendellenességgel: aggastyánként született és előreláthatóan újszülöttként fog majd távozni a világból. F. Scott Fitzgerald megrendítő és elgondolkoztató novellája a másság elfogadásáról, illetve el nem fogadásáról szól, s érzékletesen mutatja be, hogyan változnak meg az ember kapcsolatai, amikor már kevésbé van rá szükség. A történet 2008-ban a három Oscar-díjjal jutalmazott azonos című film alapjául szolgált, melynek főszerepét Brad Pitt és Cate Blanchett alakították. A kötetben nem csupán a magyar fordítás, hanem az eredeti angol nyelvű elbeszélés is olvasható.

F. Scott Fitzgerald - Il ​grande Gatsby
Chi ​è il misterioso e ricchissimo vicino di casa di Nick Carraway, a West Egg? E perché passa tanto tempo a fissare quella piccola luce verde che brilla su uno dei moli dell'altra sponda della baia? Il filo conduttore del capolavoro di Francis Scott Fitzgerald è il sogno impossibile cullato da Jay Gatsby. L'ambizioso giovanotto, che ha saputo conquistarsi con tutti i mezzi, leciti e no, prestigio, ricchezza e rispettabilità, vuol far rivivere l'amore fiorito un tempo tra lui e Daisy che un giorno lo ha respinto, povero e senza prospettive, per sposare il rampollo di una delle grandi famiglie americane. Ma i sogni più sono belli e meno hanno la possibilità di avverarsi. E Jay Gatsby non solo non riuscirà a strappare Daisy a Buchanan, pur gettando sulla bilancia tutto il peso del suo fascino e del suo potere, ma finirà addirittura col cadere, vittima innocente, sotto i colpi di un marito tradito messo sulle sue tracce, per vendetta, dal perfido rivale. Al di là dei riferimenti autobiografici, "Il Grande Gatsby" è sopratutto il ritratto di un epoca in cui il mondo dei contrabbandieri di alcolici si mescolava allegramente con quello dei banchieri e delle 'flappers' dei "Roaring Twenties", in attesa che la Grande Crisi seppellisse tutto sotto le macerie dell'"American Dream"

F. Scott Fitzgerald - This ​Side of Paradise
Published ​in 1920, _This Side of Paradise_ was Scott Fitzgerald's first novel. It chimed precisely with the brittle mood of the bright young things of the Jazz Age : indeed its instant appeal could be compared to the success of _The Catcher in the Rye_ thirty years later. In a series of literary snapshots Fitzgerald describes the adolescence and youth of Amory Blaine, in the course of which we see an egotist evolve into a personage. Princeton University never quite forgave the author for his version of the racy and hectic life of the young gentlemen of the day - smart, vain, snobbish, idle, thoughtless, but as effervescent as soda-water in leisure and love.

F. Scott Fitzgerald - Tender ​is the Night
To ​the French Riviera come Dick and Nicole Diver. Handsome, rich and glamorous, their dinners are legendary, their atmosphere magnetic. But something is wrong - Nicole has a secret and Dick a weakness. Together they head towards the rocks on which their lives crash - and only one of them really survives. Fitzgerald worked on seventeen versions of this novel, the obsessions of which consumed his marriage and his life.

F. Scott Fitzgerald - Pat ​Hobby történetei
Hollywood, ​1940 – Pat Hobby, a letűnt némafilmek egykor hangos sikereiben fürdőző, ünnepelt forgatókönyvírója mára kiégett, csalódott kísértetként bolyong a filmstúdiók és díszletek között. Csak két évtizedes szakmai rutinjának, dörzsöltségének és életösztönének köszönheti, hogy napról-napra a felszínen tud maradni egy olyan, számára egyre idegenebb világban, amelyet már új producerek, fiatal írók népesítenek be, s olyan nevek fémjeleznek, mint Orson Welles vagy Douglas Fairbanks. A Pat Hobby történeteinek 17 novelláját F. Scott Fitzgerald 1939-től az 1940-ben bekövetkezett haláláig vetett papírra. A sorozatot eredetileg az Esquire magazinban közölték le, s majd csak 1962-ben jelent meg önálló kötetben. Az elbeszéléskötet alapján 1987-ben tévéfilm készült Tales from the Hollywood Hills: Pat Hobby Teamed with Genius címmel, melyben Pat Hobby karakterét Christopher Lloyd alakította, de jelentősebb szerepet kapott Colin Firth is. F. Scott Fitzgerald utolsó novellagyűjteménye most első ízben olvasható magyarul teljes terjedelmében.

F. Scott Fitzgerald - The ​Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Stories (Penguin Readers)
Benjamin ​Button is a very strange baby. Born with a white beard, he looks like his grandfather. As years pass, he seems to get younger. This brings many problems, for him and the people around him. In these three stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald, people are not always as they seem.

F. Scott Fitzgerald - The ​Great Gatsby (ELI readers)
ELI ​readers is a beautifully illustrated series of timeless classics and specially-written stories for learners of English. "Gatsby?" asked Daisy urgently. "What Gatsby?" Could it be the same young army lieutenant whom Daisy Fay met five years ago - and who owns a sumtuous house on Long Island, where New York society enjoys the best parties on offer? Is it just coincidence that Gatsby lives across the bay from Daisy - now married to wealthy polo-player Tom Buchanan? As one man's mysterious dream moves towards its ultimetaly tragic conclusion, Midwesterner Nick Carraway is drawn into the dark world of Gatsby's past and present - a world of hidden frustration and superficial relationships which perfectly illustrates the "careless and confused" nature of America's Jazz Age. Scott Fitzgerald's third novel was published in 1925 and has justifiable become a 20th century literary classic. In this reader you will find: - Information about F. Scott Fitzgerald's life - Sections focusing on backgrounds and context - Glossary of difficult words - Comprehension activities - CAE–style activities - Exit test

F. Scott Fitzgerald - The ​Baby Party and Other Stories (Penguin Readers)
In ​these four stories, F. Scott Fitzgerald shows, with humour, how different people react in a variety of different situations, showing readers both the dark and light sides of human nature. "Penguin Readers" is a series of simplified novels, film novelizations and original titles that introduce students at all levels to the pleasures of reading in English. Originally designed for teaching English as a foreign language, the series' combination of high interest level and low reading age makes it suitable for both English-speaking teenagers with limited reading skills and students of English as a second language. Many titles in the series also provide access to the pre-20th century literature strands of the National Curriculum English Orders. "Penguin Readers" are graded at seven levels of difficulty, from "Easystarts" with a 200-word vocabulary, to Level 6 (Advanced) with a 3000-word vocabulary. In addition, titles fall into one of three sub-categories: "Contemporary", "Classics" or "Originals". At the end of each book there is a section of enjoyable exercises focusing on vocabulary building, comprehension, discussion and writing. Some titles in the series are available with an accompanying audio cassette, or in a book and cassette pack. Additionally, selected titles have free accompanying "Penguin Readers Factsheets" which provide stimulating exercise material for students, as well as suggestions for teachers on how to exploit the Readers in class.

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