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Adaptation of The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald , 1925 single work novel
Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 The Great Gatsby : A Graphic Adaptation of the Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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'In homage to F. Scott Fitzgerald's jazz age classic, this acclaimed graphic adaptation brings to life the glitter, the melancholy and the grand and crumpled dreams of Fitzgerald's unforgettable characters.

'Daisy, Nick, Tom, Jordan and Gatsby himself are rendered true to Fitzgerald's original characterisation, with a difference: they are not human. Inhabiting the authentic setting of 1920s New York, they join a throng of fantastical creatures to play out the drama, the wry humour and the tragedy of the novel.

'The book is presented in the form of an old photograph album, with the snapshots forming the "frames" of the story. In this way, the reader is invited into the private world of the characters, while sharing the sense of nostalgia and loss that pervades the novel.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2007 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 306p.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 9781741751338
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2009 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 316p.
      Note/s:
      • Published March 2009
      ISBN: 9781741757309

Works about this Work

Material Form as a Structural Force in Nicki Greenberg's The Great Gatsby and Hamlet Ronald Scott , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Media International Australia , vol. 164 no. 1 2017; (p. 139-150)

'Comics or ‘sequential art’ has historically been considered an art of time. Yet, many recent artists privilege comics’ spatial extensions over the dimension of time. This article explores the role played by space in structuring comics. It does so by analysing two comics by Australian artist Nicki Greenberg, The Great Gatsby (2007) and Hamlet (2010). These two adaptations, which marry conventions of comics with a photo album and a theatrical stage, exploit the tension between material forms outside the comic, the material forms that influence the comic’s creation, and the material form taken by the work itself. They are examples of innovative comics made possible when material form is viewed as a structural force. Through analysing Greenberg’s methods for adapting existing works ‘through’ other material forms, I argue that material form is a structural force that can be analysed alongside optional conceptual structures such as the panel and gutter.'

Source: Sage Publishing.

y separately published work icon A Comparison of a Traditional Text and Its Graphic Adaptation on Reading Comprehension in a Secondary Classroom Kelly Rhodes Paschall , Tennessee : 2014 8743126 2014 single work thesis

'Researchers and theorists have assessed the value of graphic novels and other illustrated texts as motivational tools that can also improve student achievement. However, few studies have compared a full-length traditional text with its full-length graphic adaptation. The purpose of this study was to assess reading comprehension of 126 Grade 10 students. Participants in the control group read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. Participants in the experimental group read Nicki Greenberg’s graphic adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Reading achievement and reading motivation were used as independent variables for their ability to predict performance on a reading comprehension assessment and as covariates when comparing the two text versions. Both groups completed the Adolescent Motivation to Read Profile survey component. Students were evaluated on their reading achievement using results from the reading portion of the PLAN test. The PLAN test is a standardized exam typically administered to Grade 10 students across the nation. This test is part of the ACT program. Additionally, students were asked if they had seen a film version within the past year. These data were used as independent variables. Following the reading, students completed a reading comprehension assessment. The reading comprehension assessment was a quiz created by Renaissance Learning through the Accelerated Reader program. The results of this study indicated that motivation predicts student performance on a reading comprehension assessment no matter which text students read. Achievement was not a significant predictor of student performance no matter which text students read. Having watched a film version was only a predictor of student performance for students who read the traditional text. When comparing the two groups with only the students who had not seen a film version, the results indicated that students performed significantly better on the reading comprehension assessment when they read the graphic adaptation. Thus, it was concluded that the graphic adaptation was a viable alternative or supplement for the traditional text. Moreover, an emphasis was placed on the importance of finding more ways to improve reading motivation. Other implications for further research are discussed.' (Thesis abstract)

Into the Frame : Graphic Novels Sally Zwartz , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking about Books for Children , July vol. 27 no. 3 2012; (p. 10-13)
In Search of the Great Australian (Graphic) Novel Kevin Patrick , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Popular Culture , 16 February vol. 1 no. 1 2012; (p. 51-66)
'The critical acclaim enjoyed by such recent Australian graphic novels as Shaun Tan's The Arrival (2006) and Nicki Greenberg's adaptation of The Great Gatsby (2007) suggested that Australia had finally 'caught up' with the United States and Britain, by embracing the graphic novel as a legitimate creative medium, on a par with literature and cinema. The media interest generated by a succession of Australian graphic novels during recent years often implied that their very existence was a relatively new phenomenon. Accepting this premise without question, however, overlooks the evolution of the graphic novel in Australia, early examples of which - such as Syd Nicholls' Middy Malone: A Book Pirates (1941) - date back to the 1940s. Documenting how historical changes in the production and dissemination of graphic novels in Australia have influenced their critical and popular reception therefore creates new opportunities to explore a largely overlooked facet of Australian print culture. Furthermore, the study of the graphic novel in an exclusively Australian context provides a new perspective for re-examining the origins, definitions and, indeed, the limitations of the term 'graphic novel', and extends the parameters of the academic literature devoted to the medium beyond the traditionally dominant Anglo-American focus.' (Author's abstract)
Graphic Novels for Different Ages and Stages Deborah McPherson , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 45 no. 2 2010; (p. 77-78)
Untitled W. Chew Chan , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 87 no. 2 2007; (p. 23)

— Review of The Great Gatsby : A Graphic Adaptation of the Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald Nicki Greenberg , 2007 single work graphic novel
Graphic Flair Beguiles the Mainstream Cefn Ridout , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 January 2008; (p. 13)

— Review of The Great Gatsby : A Graphic Adaptation of the Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald Nicki Greenberg , 2007 single work graphic novel
Cool Teens in the Cities Ernie Tucker , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 43 no. 2 2008; (p. 91-92)

— Review of The Last Days : A Novel Scott Westerfeld , 2006 single work novel ; The Great Gatsby : A Graphic Adaptation of the Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald Nicki Greenberg , 2007 single work graphic novel
Picture This : The Future of Fiction Cefn Ridout , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , April vol. 4 no. 3 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of The Sacrifice : Robert Is a Pacifist in a World at War Bruce Mutard , 2007 single work graphic novel ; The Great Gatsby : A Graphic Adaptation of the Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald Nicki Greenberg , 2007 single work graphic novel ; Rooftops : A Graphic Novel Mandy Ord , 2007 single work graphic novel
[Review] The Great Gatsby Susan La Marca , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 22 no. 1 2008; (p. 57-58)

— Review of The Great Gatsby : A Graphic Adaptation of the Novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald Nicki Greenberg , 2007 single work graphic novel
The Graphic Gatsby Matthia Dempsey , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 87 no. 2 2007; (p. 15)
The Panel Beaters Simon Castles , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8-9 September 2007; (p. 18)
Going Graphic George Dunford , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2007/08 vol. 87 no. 5 2007; (p. 20-21)
Every Picture Tells a Story Ray Cassin , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 16 February 2008; (p. 16)
Graphic Novels for Different Ages and Stages Deborah McPherson , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 45 no. 2 2010; (p. 77-78)
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