Great Gatsby, The [Reading]

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011998032320110516 (BBC7)

`I had a view of water, a partial view of my neighbour's lawn and the consoling proximity of millionaires.' F Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel about aspiration in boom-time America, read by Sam Robards, abridged in ten parts by Neville Teller (1/10).

In the 1920s Jazz Age of America, Nick Carraway moves to the East Coast, next door to the mysterious Gatsby.

Read by Sam Robards.

Nick Carraway moves to the East Coast, next door to the mysterious Gatsby.

021998032420110517 (BBC7)

Nick becomes embroiled in the workings of Tom's affair and the stories of Gatsby's extravagant parties.

Read by Sam Robards.

Nick becomes embroiled in Tom's affair and the stories of Gatsby's extravagant parties.

031998032520110518 (BBC7)

Nick experiences the beauty and allure of Gatsby's summer parties and meets their elusive host.

Read by Sam Robards.

Nick experiences the allure of Gatsby's summer parties and meets their elusive host.

041998032620110519 (BBC7)

F Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel about aspiration in boom-time America, abridged by Neville Teller, and read in 10 parts by Sam Robards.

(4/10).

Nick finds out more about Gatsby, but can he believe all that he discovers? Read by Sam Robards.

Nick finds out more about Gatsby, but can he believe all that he discovers?

051998032720110520 (BBC7)

F Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel about aspiration in boom-time America, abridged by Neville Teller, and read in 10 parts by Sam Robards.

(5/10).

Nick discovers the reason behind Gatsby's parties - his need to be reunited with someone from his past.

Read by Sam Robards.

Nick discovers the reason behind Gatsby's parties.

061998033020110523 (BBC7)

Nick is helpless watching Gatsby's faltering attempts to win Daisy back.

Can you really repeat the past? Read by Sam Robards.

Nick is helpless watching Gatsby's attempts to win Daisy back.

Can you repeat the past?

071998033120110524 (BBC7)

Tom is astounded as Gatsby finally confronts him with his true feelings for his wife, Daisy.

Read by Sam Robards.

Tom is astounded as Gatsby finally confronts him with his true feelings for Daisy.

081998040120110525 (BBC7)

Tom and Gatsby's struggle for Daisy's love sparks some tragic consequences.

Read by Sam Robards.

091998040220110526 (BBC7)

F Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel about aspiration in boom-time America, abridged by Neville Teller, and read in 10 parts by Sam Robards.

(9/10).

Nick witnesses Gatsby's failure to convince Daisy to be with him and Autumn - as fresh tragedy arrives.

Read by Sam Robards.

Gatsby fails to convince Daisy to be with him and Autumn - as fresh tragedy arrives.

10 LAST1998040320110527 (BBC7)

F Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel about aspiration in boom-time America, abridged by Neville Teller, and read in 10 parts by Sam Robards.

(10/10).

Tragedy has struck - leaving Nick to ponder his life, as he struggles to find mourners for a funeral.

Read by Sam Robards.

Tragedy has struck - leaving Nick to ponder his life, and find mourners for a funeral.