The Great Gatsby is a book by F. Scott Fitzgerald which was first published in 1925 and became an instant classic. It’s one of the most popular books ever written, and it’s also one of the few novels that are taught in high schools all across America. Many people have heard about this book from their English teacher, but there are some things that they don’t know about it – for example, which of these statements are true?
- The Great Gatsby was originally called Trimalchio in West Egg before being changed to avoid copyright infringement with another author’s work.
- This novel has been banned on several occasions because many people believe that it glorifies too much the alcohol and crime from which America was trying to recover in the 1920s.
- This book is the third most taught novel in American high schools.
The Great Gatsby is a story about love, greed, social climbing and murder that takes place during 1922, a year when prohibition had caused Americans to develop an obsession with drinking liquor.
The Great Gatsby was originally published by Charles Scribner’s Sons on April 24th 1925. It is one of Fitzgerald’s most popular novels now available as part of Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition.” The Great Gatsby portrays New York social life during the Prohibition era with immense detail about country clubs in which people were not only drinking alcohol but also operating illegal gambling syndicates. The book includes many details about 1920s upper-class society: its materialism, decadence, loose sexual morals or lack thereof, widespread racism among whites against blacks–which was even worse than today and class struggles within this world.”
“At first he seemed like a man from another place who had just found himself there accidentally “It’s a splendid book, Mr. Gatz.”
“I don’t know much about it but I’m going to find out,”
“He had never seen the ocean before–so he called himself ‘The Swimmer.'”
The story of The Great Gatsby indicates