The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career.
First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.
The Great Gatsby is considered to be one of the Great American Novels, and arguably the first of the 20th century after Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn which was released in 1884.
It has proven to be an enduring classic most recently revived in a 2013 big-screen version featuring Leonardo DiCaprio as the title character.