Gatsby's mansion on Long Island blazes with light, and the
beautiful, the wealthy, and the famous drive out from New York to
drink Gatsby's champagne and to party all night long. But Jay
Gatsby, the owner of all this wealth, wants only one thing - to
find again the woman of his dreams, the woman he has held in his
heart and his memory for five long years. The Great Gatsby, F.
Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, is one of the great American novels
of the twentieth century. It captures perfectly the Jazz Age of the
1920s, and goes deep into the hollow heart of the American Dream.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 December 21, 1940)
was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are
the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He
is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century's greatest
writers. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation"
of the Twenties. He finished four novels, This Side of Paradise,
The Beautiful and Damned, Tender Is the Night and his most famous,
the celebrated classic, The Great Gatsby. A fifth, unfinished
novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon was published posthumously.
Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth
and promise along with despair and age. The Oxford Bookworms
Library offers high-quality storytelling and a great reading
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non-fiction and plays. Bookworms include original and adapted texts
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