|F. Scott Fitzgerald.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||160 / 2011|
After the Great War, the mysterious Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, buys the mansion across from the house of Daisy Buchanan, the lady he once lost to another man. In his determined pursuit Gatsby throws lavish parties to entice her, but sets tragic events in motion. F. Scott Fitzgerald brilliantly evokes the exuberance, energy, and decadence of the Jazz Age, a time when, as the New York Times noted, "Gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession." Originally published in 1925, Fitzgerald's third novel stands as the supreme achievement of his career and one of the true classics of 20th-century American literature.