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Short Summary Of The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby, is a novel authored by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It is narrated in first-person by a character named Nick Carraway. The novel transpires in Long Island, New York and occasionally New York City in the fictional towns of East Egg and West Egg in the early 1920’s. The story begins when Nick Carraway moves from the Midwest to West Egg, Long Island, a town for the newly rich, seeking wealth and fortune as a bond salesman. Soon after his arrival, he embarks to the East Egg, a fashionable town. He visits his immensely wealthy cousin Daisy Buchanan and her husband Tom Buchanan whom he knew in university and they are joined by a professional golfer, Jordan Baker. After witnessing the privileged lives of the East Egg residents, Nick returns to his cottage and observes his neighbor, a mysterious and affluent man by the name of Jay Gatsby, outstretching his hand toward a solitary green light. One day, Nick invites Tom to meet his mistress in the valley of ashes, a dismal and decaying town coinciding the city and the suburbs. The afternoon is filled with drunken behavior and ends with a fight between Tom and his mistress, Myrtle, over Daisy where Tom breaks Myrtle's nose. Following the incident, Nick turns his attention towards the weekly extravagant parties of Gatsby for wealthy and fashionable. Upon a noteworthy invitation, Nick attends the vast celebration and meets with Jordan Baker. Both Jordan and Nick meet Gatsby, who no one at the party has ever seen. Jordan and
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