FITZGERALD, FRANCIS SCOTT
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I?ve been turning over in my mind ever since.
?Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,? he told me,?just remember that all the people in this world haven?t had the advantages that you?ve had.?
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan.
Considered to be Fitzgerald's magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.