The Great Gatsby (Novel) Book By F. Scott Fitzgerald (Online Reading - Summary - Review - Book - Download - PDF)

Book Summary:

The novel tells a time that Fitzgerald himself called the "Jazz Age". After the turmoil and chaos of World War I, American society enjoyed unprecedented levels of prosperity during the "roaring" twenties as the economy soared. At the same time, the Prohibition, the prohibition of the sale and manufacture of alcohol as provided for by the Eighteenth Amendment, made millionaires to smugglers and caused an increase in organized crime, for example, the Jewish mafia. Although Fitzgerald, like Nick Carraway in his novel, idolized the riches and glamor of the time, he felt uncomfortable with the excessive materialism and lack of morality that accompanied it, a kind of decadence.
The Great Gatsby, the third book by F. Scott Fitzge, is the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the jazz era 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 pointed out that "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession", is an Exquisite elaborate American tale in the 1920s.
The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.

Book Club Questions

Book Review:
Now we have an American masterpiece in its final form: the original crystal has become the true diamond. This is the novel that Fitzgerald wanted to be, and that is what we have dreamed about, sleeping and waking up

About the Author:
F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896. He attended Princeton University, joined the United States Army during the First World War, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year Zelda Sayre married and the couple divided their time between New York, Paris, and the Riviera. Fitzgerald's masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night. He died at the age of forty-four while working on The Love of the Last Tycoon. Fitzgerald stands out as one of the most important American writers of the 20th century.

Buy From Amazon

Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
Cover artist Francis Cugat
Country  United States
Language English
Genre Novel
Published April 10, 1925
(Charles Scribner's Sons)
Media type Print (hardcover & paperback)
Preceded by The Beautiful and Damned(1922)
Followed by Tender Is the Night (1934)

Commenting only available for logged in users