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The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald - review
There are many novels which claim that they are the greatest love story of all time. It is only in the case of this novel that that statement can be applied and be true. The novel is set during the roaring 20s in America, narrated by Nick Carraway, a man from a well-to-do family just out of fighting the war and looking to sell bonds. He moves to East Egg, the slightly less grand area in comparison to West Egg, right opposite Gatsby's mansion. Gatsby is rich, mega-rich, and throws magnificent parties every weekend which the whole town attend. However the host is never seen during these parties, and is never completely known by any one person.
F rancis Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, He was educated at Princeton University and served in the U. Army from to , attaining the rank of second lieutenant. In Fitzgerald married Zelda Sayre, a young woman of the upper class, and they had a daughter, Frances. Fitzgerald is regarded as one of the finest American writers of the 20th Century. His most notable work was the novel, The Great Gatsby
The book was little noticed on your side of the Atlantic on its initial publication. Collins, which had published the English editions of F Scott Fitzgerald's first two novels, rejected it outright, and the Chatto and Windus edition failed to arouse much enthusiasm, critical or commercial, when it was published in London in To be fair, the novel hadn't been a smash hit in the States the year before, selling less than his two previous novels and falling well short of the expectations of Fitzgerald and his publisher, despite some very good reviews. At that time, Gatsby seemed like the relic of an age most wanted to forget. In the succeeding years, Fitzgerald's slim tale of the jazz age became the most celebrated and beloved novel in the American canon.
F rancis Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, He was educated at Princeton University and served in the U. Army from to , attaining the rank of second lieutenant. In Fitzgerald married Zelda Sayre, a young woman of the upper class, and they had a daughter, Frances. Fitzgerald is regarded as one of the finest American writers of the 20th Century.
The Great Gatsby is a novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional towns of West Egg and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession with the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald's magnum opus , The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence , idealism , resistance to change, social upheaval and excess, creating a portrait of the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary [a] tale regarding the American Dream. Fitzgerald—inspired by the parties he had attended while visiting Long Island's North Shore —began planning the novel in , desiring to produce, in his words, "something new —something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned. Fitzgerald was repeatedly ambivalent about the book's title and he considered a variety of alternatives, including titles that referred to the Roman character Trimalchio ; the title he was last documented to have desired was Under the Red, White, and Blue.