The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby is a novel that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. Nick Carraway, a Yale graduate and World War I veteran from the Midwest - who serves as the novel's narrator - takes a job in New York as a bond salesman. He rents a small house on Long Island, in the village of West Egg, next door to the lavish mansion of Jay Gatsby who holds extravagant parties. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for 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 Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.
Publication Date: 01-Sep-2008
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited