The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The author of The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, was born September 24, 1896 and died December 21, 1940. He began writing the novel 2 years before publishing it. Then it was later published April 10, 1925. He was inspired to write the book by the parties he had attended while visiting Long Island’s north shore. The Great Gatsby was not popular its first year being published. After WWII the book took a turning point and became one of his best sellers. Today The Great Gatsby is considered to be a literary classic. The Great Gatsby was set on Long Island in 1922. It served the social history of America during the Roaring Twenties. That era being known for its economic prosperity, the evolution of jazz, bootlegging, and other criminal activities Scott Fitzgerald depicted in his novel. He uses the social developments of the 1920s to build Gatsby’s stories. He goes from simple detail like automobiles to vast themes like his discreet allusions to the organized crime culture which was the source of Gatsby fortune. Fitzgerald’s visits to Long Island’s north shore and his experiences attending parties at mansions inspired The Great Gatsby’s setting.
Many events in Fitzgerald’s early life are casted throughout The Great Gatsby. Scott Fitzgerald was a young man, and like Nick, he was educated at an Ivy League school. He is also comparable to Gatsby, as he fell in love while stationed in the military and fell into a life of decline trying to prove himself to the girl he was in

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