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The Great Gatsby |
Cover of the first edition, 1925. |
Author | F. Scott Fitzgerald |
Cover artist | Craig Ewing |
Country | United States |
Language | English |
Genre(s) | Novel |
Publisher | Charles Scribner's Sons |
Publication date | April 11, 1925 |
Media type | Print (Hardback & Paperback) |
Pages | 180 pages |
ISBN | NA & reissue ISBN 0-7432-7356-7 (2004 paperback edition) |
The Great Gatsby is a novel by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published on April 10, 1925, it is set on Long Island's North Shore and in New York City during the summer of 1922. It is a critique of the American Dream.
The novel takes place following the First World War. American society enjoyed having unprecedented levels of prosperity during the "roaring" 1920s as the economy soared. At the same time, Prohibition, the ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol as mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment, made millionaires out of bootleggers. After its republishing in 1945 and 1953, it quickly found a wide readership and is today widely regarded as a paragon of the Great American Novel, and a literary classic. The Great Gatsby has become a standard text in high school and university courses on American literature in countries around the world, and is ranked second in the Modern Library's lists of the 100 Best Novels of the 20th Century.
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