The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was published 87 years ago today.
It’s a lyrical portrait of American values in the 1920s, the personal and moral corruption of a culture based on the social and moral prerogatives of wealth. The novel depicts the “Roaring Twenties” as an era of greed, cynicism, and the mindless quest for pleasure.
One of my FAVORITE books! I can’t believe it has been so long since it was first published. I only discovered it four years ago … and already that feels like ages. Thank you, Mrs. Goodman, for introducing me to this wonderful novel in AP English 3. I seriously read it 3 times during that month and I really want to read it again now.