The Great Gatsby (Novel)

F. Scott Fitzgerald

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  • Year: 2015

  • Binding: Hardback

  • Publisher: Global Vision Press

  • ISBN No: 9789380707952

Nick Carraway, the narrator of the novel, takes us back to the spring in 1922, when Wall Street was booming, and bootleggers were in business due to the alcohol ban. Nick travels to New York from the mid-west in order to become a bondsman. He takes residence in West Egg, next to a huge mansion which belongs to a mysterious Mr. Gatsby.  Nick is reacquainted with Daisy and Tom Buchanan, a wealthy couple who lives across the bay from him. Nick befriends Gatsby, who is revealed to be infatuated with Daisy. Nick arranges for them to meet, and they began to have an affair.  Tom, who is also having an affair with a married woman, confronts Daisy and Tom, and Daisy is forced to return to Tom. As Daisy and Gatsby drive off afterwards, they run over and kill Myrtle Wilson, Tom's mistress. Tom lies to Myrtle's husband, and tells him that Gatsby was the driver, when in reality, Daisy was driving. Wilson shoots Gatsby at his home afterwards, and then commits suicide. Nick is disillusioned with the life he planned for in New York, and returns west to his home town.
Nick reflects that just as Gatsby's dream of Daisy was corrupted by money and dishonesty, the American dream of happiness and individualism has disintegrated into the mere pursuit of wealth. Though Gatsby's power to transform his dreams into reality is what makes him “great,” Nick reflects that the era of dreaming—both Gatsby's dream and the American dream—is over.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, Born September 24,1896, Was An American Novelist And Short Story Writen, Whose Works Have Been Seen As Evocative Of The Jazz Age, A Term He Himself Allegedly Coined. He Burst Onto The Literary Scene With The Publication Of This Side Of Paradise In 1920. His Works, Most Notably His Masterpiece The Great Gatsby, Came To Embody The Spirit Of The Era. His Other Works Include Tender Is The Night, The Last Tycoon, And Over 150 Short Stories That Treat Themes Of Youth, Despair And Age.
In 1940, Fitzgerald Died At The Age Of 44 In Hollywood, California. He Was Married To Zelda Fitzgerald.