Summary from Goodreads: A gorgeously illustrated, first-ever graphic novel adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved American classic.
First published in 1925, The Great Gatsby has been acclaimed by generations of readers and is now reimagined in stunning graphic novel form. Jay Gatsby, Nick Carraway, Daisy Buchanan, and the rest of the cast are captured in vivid and evocative illustrations by artist Aya Morton. The iconic text has been artfully distilled by Fred Fordham, who also adapted the graphic novel edition of To Kill a Mockingbird. Blake Hazard, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s great-granddaughter, contributes a personal introduction.
This quintessential Jazz Age tale stands as the supreme achievement of Fitzgerald’s career and is a true classic of 20th-century literature. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy is exquisitely captured in this enchanting and unique edition.
This is a good adaptation of The Great Gatsby. The text adaptation was done by the same writer who did the To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel adaptation. The art by Aya Morton is very pretty. It looks so much like a vintage greeting card or advertisement but the pastel colors felt very flat when seen on the actual paper page. They looked much brighter in the digital galley that I read. A few panels seemed inspired by some of the movie adaptations. Late in the book there is a chapter told from the point of view of Mr. Wilson and that’s definitely a scene I don’t remember from the original novel since the narrative is told entirely from Nick’s perspective (and I’ve read the book several times).
The Great Gatsby: The Graphic Novel is out now!
Dear FTC: I read a digital galley of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss.