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The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, The Great Gatsby, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers and is considered by many to be the great American novel. It is the story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby, his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, and lavish parties on Long Island at a time when, as The New York Times noted, “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896. He attended Princeton University, joined the US Army during WWI, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. Fitzgerald's fiction has secured his reputation as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.