The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald | Published: 1925
The Great Gatsby Synopsis
The Great Gatsby is a book by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was published in 1925 by Scribners. Fitzgerald wrote this book based on his early relationship with socialite Ginevra King and the lavish parties he attended on Long Island in the 1920s. This novel is Fitzgerald's third book and is considered one of the great American novels.
The story is set in the Jazz Age at West Egg, Long Island. The main narrator in the book is Nick Carraway, and Nick becomes the witness to the story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby. Nick watches as Gatsby's preoccupied with getting back together with his ex-lover, the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby tries to win back Daisy through displays of wealth. However, Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan. Tom and Daisy live in East Egg, directly across the bay from Gatsby's residence.
Excerpt from The Great Gatsby Online Book
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since.
"Whenever you feel like criticizing any one." he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages you've had."
About F. Scott Fitzgerald
Born in 1896 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, Fitzgerald was a gifted writer from an early age. After his short stint in the army, he moved to New York City, where he worked as an advertising copywriter while honing his skills as a novelist. His first novel, This Side of Paradise (1920), was a huge success and established him as one of the leading authors of the Jazz Age. In 1925 he published The Great Gatsby, which remains his most enduring work; it has been adapted for film several times. Fitzgerald's career continued until 1940, when he died at age 44 from heart failure brought on by alcoholism. Find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald at sevenov.com.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Books on PageVio
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