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What does the owl-eyed man in the library find extraordinary about Gatsby's library?

 

luisa r #273201
Oct 07, 2012 3:47 PM

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What does the owl-eyed man in the library find extraordinary about Gatsby's library?
 

Aslan
Oct 07, 2012 3:50 PM

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The books are real books, not just the front cover for show.
In 1920's when a book was binded the pages were still stuck together, so when somebody has read the book they would have to tear the pages apart hence leaving jagged edges.
The owl-eyed man notices that the books have not been read at all, this is the irony in the books, they are as good for show only.
 

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