The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby- RRS Title: The Great Gatsby
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Publication Date: April 10, 1925
Nationality: American

Author’s Birth/Death Date: September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940

Distinguishing Traits of Author:
F. Scott Fitzgerald is known as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th Century. He wrote his most famous novel, The Great Gatsby, during the Jazz Age.
Many of his life experiences are portrayed in the novel as experiences of the protagonists Nick Carraway and Jay Gatsby. The Great Gatsby perfectly depicts the Jazz Age and explores the analysis of the idealism and the American Dream.

Setting: The Great Gatsby takes place in the summer of 1922 in Long Island and in New York City. Long Island has two parts: West Egg and East Egg. West Egg is home to those who have recently made their fortunes and is characterized by extravagant displays of wealth. East Egg, on the other hand, is home to those who have been garnished in wealth all through out their lives and are more sophisticated. The only thing separating the two Eggs is a “courtesy bay” (9). Between West Egg and New York City is a grey valley filled with ashes. An enormous sign that has two unblinking eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg oversees the valley of ashes and the events that occur in it.

Brief Plot Synopsis: In the summer of 1922, Nick Carraway, a young man from Minnesota, moves to New York to become involved in bond business. He rents a small house that is squeezed…
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