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[Book Review] The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald




Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald’s finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the “roaring twenties”, and a devastating expose of the “Jazz Age”. Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920s, to encounter Nick’s cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the mystery that surrounds him.


Once upon a time in 1920s, when women wore short skirt, bobbed their hair, smoked and drank excessively, and listened to jazz, there lived a man whose name Gatsby.

The Great Gatsby is a tragic love story coated with crimes and corrupted minds. Nick Carraway, the narrator of the story, left his hometown to pursue his dream in New York. He met Daisy, his cousin, and her husband, Tom Buchanan, who had an affair with…

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