The great gatsby, f.s. fitzgerald (english version)

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The Great Gatsby,
F.S. Fitzgerald.

The Great Gatsby is a novel by the American author Francis Scott Fitzgerald, first published on April 10, 1925. F.S. Fitzgerald (September 24,1896 – December 21, 1940) is one of the most famous American authors of what is called “The Lost Generation” of the Twenties. – Notably with E. Hemingway & G. Stein -, authors who lived in Paris afterthe First World War. This term has latterly been used as shorthand to designate groups of young people who have been affected by economic shocks and often involved in lengthy periods of unemploymentafter the end of the First World War.
The story is set in Long Island and New York City during the summer of 1922. The narrator, Nick Carraway, is a young man from the Midwest who comes to NewYork City for business after having fought during The First World War. He rents a single-story house between two mansions in West Egg, one of the wealthiest communities in Long Island. There meetsCarraway his cousin Daisy Buchanan and her husband Tom, who studied in Yale with Carraway, designed as the wealthy “old aristocracy” of New York. Nevertheless, the story is all about Dick’s mysteriousneighbour from the huge mansion, Jay Gatsby. Gatsby, who is one of the wealthiest men in West Egg, throws lavish receptions of hundred people in his house. One weekend, Carraway receives an invitationto one of those parties, and starts being really curious about that man everyone knows. However, he gradually realizes that the guests do not know much about Gatsby, and that the pretty much crazyrumours about his past and his fortune are contradictory. At that time, Dick is burning for discovering who actually Gatsby is: Where does he come from? What does he do? Dick will be willing todiscover it, and an extraordinary story will bind nick, Tom, and Gatsby, during that summer of 1922.
After initial printing, The Great Gatsby received positive views, but was not one of Fitzgerald’s big...
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