About the book
Generally considered to be F. Scott Fitzgerald’s finest novel, The Great Gatsby is a consummate summary of the “roaring twenties”, and a devastating expose of the “Jazz Age”. Through the narration of Nick Carraway, the reader is taken into the superficially glittering world of the mansions which lined the Long Island shore in the 1920s, to encounter Nick’s cousin Daisy, her brash but wealthy husband Tom Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and the mystery that surrounds him.
Reviewed by Museum Book Group:
A well observed and beautifully written novel. A sad book, which made us aware of America post 1918 war. The mixing of social classes and the influence of old and new money. The characters were well drawn and were very real in the reading.
Star rating: ****