The great gatsby

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The great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is a novel by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels andshort stories. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald lived a colorful life of parties and money-spending, that he uses as subject of his stories.The great gastby, First published on 1925, is set on Long Island and in New York City during the summer of 1922. It is a critique of the American Dream. Nick Carraway, the narrator is a youngmidwesterner, that never wants to judge people. Having graduated from Yale, he had fought in World War I. He decides to move east to New York and learn the bond business. In the 1920's ,"the golden age",people were very materialistic. The wealthy families in the novel such as Gatsby or the Buchanans, were always trying to impress rather than trying to be themselves.


The Great Gatsby isthe story of eccentric millionaire Jay Gatsby as told by Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner who lives on Long Island but works in Manhattan. Gatsby’s enormous mansion is adjacent to Carraway’s modest home,and Carraway becomes curious about his neighbor after being invited to one of his famous parties. Nick soon learns that Gatsby is in love Daisy Buchanan, Nick’s cousin and the wife of one TomBuchanan, an acquaintance of Nick’s from Yale. Buchanan takes his old friend for a day in the city, where Nick learns that Buchanan has a kept woman, Myrtle, the wife of a long island mechanic.
Nick learnsthat Gatsby, Jay Gatz at the time, and Daisy had once been in love, but Daisy married Tom while Gatsby was in Europe during the Great War. In the aftermath of this, Jay Gatz abandoned his oldidentity, becoming Jay Gatsby and amassing a fortune with the help of notorious criminal, Gatsby chose the site of his house in Long Island because it was across the bay from Daisy’s house. Gatsby and...
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