"Hailed as the 20th century’s best American novel,
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby was first published
in 1925. An exploration of a variety of themes—
artistic and cultural dynamism, evolution of jazz
music, economic prosperity, organised crime culture,
technologies in communication—The Great Gatsby, is
a reflection of the Roaring Twenties, often described
as a cautionary tale of the ‘American Dream’.
In the summer of 1922, Jay Gatsby, a young
and enigmatic millionaire falls in love with Daisy Fay
Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a veteran of the Great
War from the Midwest (and Daisy Fay Buchanan’s
cousin), rents a small house on Long Island, next
to Jay Gatsby’s opulent mansion where he throws
extravagant parties. A series of extraordinary events
unfold and Fitzgerald presents a critical social history
of America through his unusual characters.
The initial response to The Great Gatsby was mixed
and the book sold only 20,000 copies. Fitzgerald died
thinking himself to be a failed writer. His work came
into prominence during World War II and The Great
Gatsby joined the ranks of the world’s leading classics.
A satirical exposé of the Jazz Age, The Great Gatsby is a
must-read for literature lovers."
About F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul.
Minnesota. His work illustrates the Jazz Age. One of the greatest American
novelists and short story writers of the 20th century Fitzgerald is
considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. Some of
his finest works include This Side of Paradise. Beautiful and Damned, The
Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night His fifth novel, The Last Tycoon, was
published posthumously The In 1917, he joined the U.S. Army, where he was commissioned
a second lieutenant in the infantry and assigned to Alabama. It was here that
he fell in love with Zelda Sayre, who later became his wife and his muse.
Scott Fitzgerald died in 1940.