A 100-page photocopiable Video PDF offering:
The PDF also includes a video interview of Gatsby expert Nicolas Tredell talking about the novel.
This download publication includes a separate Word document: a chapter-by-chapter version of the text of The Great Gatsby which has been ‘collapsed’, with all the words organised alphabetically and with each new word on a different line, to use both as a print out, or on computer.
This Video PDF download edition of Studying ‘The Great Gatsby’ is an edited version of the print and DVD resource published by the English and Media Centre in 2009. In addition to minor changes, the section on literary context has not been included due to copyright restrictions, while the length of the critical extracts on the ending of the novel has been reduced.
PDFs with embedded video clips are large files (up to 350MB) and could take some time to download.
Video PDFs must be opened in Adobe Reader 9 or above. Download this free program here.
More info about how to use Video PDFs.
To play video clips embedded in PDFs, you need Flash installed and Adobe Reader 9 or above.
If after installing both programs and opening the file in Adobe Reader 9 or above, you continue to get an error message saying ‘Flash Player is not installed’, follow the instructions in this document.
Alternatively, download the zipped folder of .flv files and play them using vlc media player. (If you are using Windows 10 or above, this seems to be the best solution.)
I purchased The Great Gatsby Study Guide about 2 years ago and have found it a fabulous resource to use with my AS Lit students.
Adele Parkes, Kesteven and Sleaford High School