The Great Gatsby

By: F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby, published in 1925.

The Great Gatsby was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. F. Scott lived in the 1920's and wrote his book around the lives of socialites in New York. The characters in this book are fictional, however most of the themes of the book that F. Scott writes are true to the time, and shed light on the social structure and actions of wealthy people during the roaring twenties.

Important Characters


The Great Gatsby begins in the summer of 1922, and it follows a young business man named Nick. Nick grew up in the mid-west and was born into a wealthy family. When he begins his business career, he moves to a wealthy suburb named west egg. West egg is in long island, and it's close neighbor, east egg, is home to well established, and even more wealthy business people. Nick moves into a modest house in west egg, and finds out that he lives next to "Mr.Gatsby" a famous, and quite mysterious young man who owns the only mansion in west egg. Gatsby throws parties every saturday night, and anyone is allowed to come. The plot of the book centers around Nick and his experiences with Gatsby after he meets him at one of Gatsby's famous parties.
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