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 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.
I know that I read this book in college. I remember talking about it over and over and over. I remember discussing all the symbolism, all the compare and contrast, and the other types of things that English professors like to put you through. BUT, I don't remember the story. AT ALL!! Maybe I didn't read it. Maybe I just pretended to read it. Hell I don't know. But I do know that I haven't read this book before.
Why this book is part of the 'great classics' of our lifetime is beyond me. I liked the story. I didn't find it to be one of those stories I will forever remember. It just didn't make it for me. It is a tragic story of love and wealth. And the Jazz age. Partying and doing nothing much else.
Our book club will discuss this book later in September. I an anxious to see what others think. I know it is "My favorite book" for one of the ladies.