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Velký Gatsby – Poslední magnát

3.67  ·  Rating Details  ·  217 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Vrcholné dílo z dob největšího flámu v dějinách USA, který Francis Scott Fitzgerald označil za „jazzový věk“ a sám do něj vydatně přispěl mnoha soukromými improvizacemi a pocity „ztracené generace“, přináší milostný příběh z lepší společnosti. Selfmademan Jay Gatz řečený Velký Gatsby i krasavice Daisy Buchananová však v éře prohibice do těchto sfér pronikli každý po svém a ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published 2008 by Leda (first published 1941)
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Julia
Like Go Set a Watchman, this is a draft of a novel. Fitzgerald had a heart attack and died after writing the first six chapters of this book. After the novel, in this copy, there are 34 pages of Fitzgerald’s notes on the book, including a detailed outline of the whole book. According to Stewart O’Nan in West of Sunset, which I read in March of this year, The Last Tycoon (An Unfinished Novel) together with The Great Gatsby, was written in the mornings, before Fitzgerald went to MGM to be paid a l ...more
Barbora Romanovská
Potkat se s Gatsbym jsem chtěla už delší dobu a má touha vzrostla poté, co jsem viděla film s nejlepším hercem všech dob — DiCapriem (no fakt, zkuste se podívat třeba na Co žere Gilberta Grapea a budete mi vděkem líbat nárty). Fitzgerald umí hezké věty, příměry, které používá stojí jisto jistě za povšimnutí a zaznamenání. Z jeho strany je to velmi precizní práce, konečně, Posledního magnáta nechal ležet pět let v šuplíku. Já když po pěti letech otevřela šuplík, našla jsem v ní jen starou svačinu ...more
Malik Pattrick
Picture the Gilded Age: a time when the rich lived fast paced lives, owned many luxuries, and could get and do anything they want. Well except for Cecelia Brady, the daughter of a powerful movie producer in Hollywood. Though it would seem exciting to most to be “brought up in the pictures,” Cecelia “accepted Hollywood with the resignation of a ghost assigned to a haunted house.” She may find Hollywood distasteful, but there is one thing she has a taste for-- Monroe Stahr.
Monroe Stahr is a mov
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Veronica
I’m not so sure it’s fair to review a book that was still in progress when its author died unexpectedly. One could certainly provide a multitude of arguments as to what Fitzgerald intended or would have added or changed, and some of his notes support these possibilities. With this in mind, my overall enjoyment factor was not very great.

1930′s Hollywood is the setting of Fitzgerald’s biting expose of the realities of the brutal business of making movies. Reportedly based on actual famed producers
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Linda Gaines
Feb 09, 2015 Linda Gaines rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was interesting to read after I'd read Stewart O'Nan's novel about Fitzgerald. I had seen the movie on television a while ago and really liked that. I see that Harold Pinter adapted the novel for film and added an ending. All the notes that FSF had for finishing the novel were very interesting and gave insight into his writing methods. The oft quoted "There are no second acts in American lives" is part of the notes.
Barbora
Dec 21, 2014 Barbora rated it really liked it
asi jsem cekala vic. nebylo to spatne, ale dost casto mi prislo, ze se nic nedeje a ctu nejaky dlouhy popis cehosi. vic se mi libila druha cast knihy Posledni magnat, ktera se odehrava v Hollywoodu. producent Stahr je jiste zajimava a silna osobnost, zajimavejsi nez Jay Gatsby. prostredi Hollywoodu je zajimave samo o sobe, o to vic v tehle zlate ere, kdy se producenti o filmy starali jako o svoje deti (mozna i vic). druhy pribeh pro me byl blizsi i v tom, ze ho vypravi zena...Cecilie zamilovana ...more
Marcela
Sep 01, 2015 Marcela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read The beautiful and the damned to the end, but after reading The last Tycoon I have to re-think this. The great Gatsby and The last Tycoon are really interesting books, I greatly recommend to read. Not so easy to read, but perfect content, great idea and background make this book unforgettable.
Rob Smith
Dec 17, 2012 Rob Smith rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2012
Fitzgerald's fictitious tale pulled from the life of Irving Thalberg sure does flesh out Thalberg's manner and ways around a studio. I read this at the same time reading Roland Flamini's 'Thalberg' about Irving's life. Reading Fitzgerald was like reading Flamini as both illustrated the legendary producer's life. Fitzgerald follows Thalberg closest with the studio scenes in the book. Otherwise Thalberg's manner is well drawn out, though the personal circumstances noted in 'The Last Tycoon' are pu ...more
Joan Schramm
Oct 22, 2015 Joan Schramm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This unfinished book has been on my list for a long time I think it would have been very well received if it had been finished during his lifetime.
Maria Apatenko
если бы Фицджеральду удалось закончить эту книгу, она бы стала одной из любимых
Zoey
Jul 05, 2016 Zoey rated it it was amazing
Velký Gatsby je prostě srdcovka! <3
Sam Barry
Nov 28, 2009 Sam Barry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of those classics for which the status is always being challenged. Given that, I was impressed with Fitzgerald's writing and wit. I also was impressed with how far away that time seems--how much has happened and changed--and yet how much America is still haunted by a similar, strange culture of the rich.
Zac Sigler
May 27, 2013 Zac Sigler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read a different version which does not appear on this website. It was a standalone version, though it was in a set with the The Great Gatsby. It includes the notes from Fitzgerald's manuscripts.
Zdeněk Fekar
Apr 28, 2012 Zdeněk Fekar rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Když jsem byl mladej, věci à la Gatsby jsem doslovně žral. Dneska mi vyhovuje víc Magnát. Ale F. S. psát umí, o tom žádná, rozhodně doporučuju.
Vivien
May 31, 2013 Vivien rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-read
Unfinished but the bits already written were good.
Not particularly appealing characters but similar to Gatsby in that aspect.
Jillian
I didn't finish the book, it's not that it was bad, just a bit difficult to read through.
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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined. He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers. Fitzgerald was of the self-styled "Lost Generation," Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I. He finished four novels, left a fifth unfini ...more
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