Published by Scribner on 2004 (first in 1925)
Genres: Adult fiction, Classics
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The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.
The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.
Nick: I liked him. He seemed like the only sane one in the whole story.
Daisy: very vacuous. Insipid. VAGUE. She had no substance, and it was a little bit scary.
Tom: violent and combustible. Frankly, dangerous. Did not like him.
Jordan: A little off, but not too unusual. Did not like how she treated Nick.
Myrtle: A bit whiny and annoying.
Wilson: Justified, if crazy by the end. He could have been all right but for Tom.
Gatsby: Too obsessed. That is really all there is to say on the matter.