A brilliant, innovative, reverently faithful graphic novel adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s jazz-age classic.
‘No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man can store up in his ghostly heart.’
Nicki Greenberg’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby is breathtaking – a wonderful homage to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s jazz-age classic that brings to life the glitter, the melancholy and the grand and crumpled dreams of Fitzgerald’s unforgettable characters. In the exquisitely realised setting of 1920s New York, a throng of fantastical creatures play out the drama, the wry humour and the tragedy of the novel.
‘The novel is a wonder … it has vitality to an extraordinary degree and glamour, and a great deal of underlying thought of unusual quality … it is astonishing.’ – Max Perkins, editor, in a letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald on reading the original draft of The Great Gatsby, 1924.
- Notable Book 2008 CBCA Book of the Year
- Shortlisted 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards – Illustrated Books
- Listed 2008 International Youth Library’s White Ravens List
More information and resources about The Great Gatsby on Nicki Greenberg’s website:
- Nicki Greenberg talks about her Gatsby – video recording by the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing and Ideas
- Picturing Gatsby by Nicki Greenberg – article on Gatsby adaptations for Readings newsletter
- The Panel Beaters – Sydney Morning Herald news article
- Review of The Great Gatsby by Cefn Ridout – The Comics Journal (An edited version previously appeared in The Weekend Australian Review)
- Review of The Great Gatsby by Eddie Campbell
- The Australian comic book renaissance by Richard Watts – ArtsHub