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In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald brilliantly captures both the disillusionment of post-war America and the moral failure of a society obsessed with wealth and status. But he does more than render the essence of a particular time and place, for in chronicling Gatsby’s tragic pursuit of his dream, Fitzgerald re-creates the universal conflict between illusion and reality.
I don’t know if you’ve heard, but Baz Lurhman recently released a film adaptation of this book with Leo DiCaprio as the star. Seeing as how it was cheap on The Book Depository, I thought, why not?
When Griet becomes a maid in the household of Johannes Vermeer in the town of Delft, she thinks she knows her role: housework, laundry and the care of his six children. But as she becomes part of his world and his work, their growing intimacy spreads tension and deception in the ordered household and, as the scandal seeps out, into the town beyond.
I read this as part of my University course many moons ago and I have wanted my own copy to re-read ever since. I recently watched the film and was all like THAT’S IT, I AM GETTING ME A COPY.