Series: The 10 Greatest Books of All Time
Virtual Entertainment, 2013
The story takes place in 1922, during the Roaring Twenties, the post-World War I prosperous time in the United States. Described as the "ironic tale of life on Long Island at a time when gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it received critical acclaim. In it Mr. Fitzgerald was at his best...his "ability to catch the flavor of a period, the fragrance of a night, a snatch of old song". The book is widely regarded as a "Great American Novel" and a literary classic, capturing the essence of an era and the post-war "carefree madness" of a nation hungry for life. The Modern Library named it the second best English language novel of the 20th Century.
In a 1924 letter, Fitzgerald said, "the burden of The Great Gatsby was the loss of those illusions that give such color to the world that you don't care whether things are true or false as long as they partake of the magical glory."
— Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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