In accordance with Fitzgerald’s epic ambitions to write a novel that expressed the vital spirit of his country, The Great Gatsby attempts to explain and […]


Set in the summer of 1922, most of the story takes place in the fictitious New York towns of East and West Egg, Long Island, […]

Literary Qualities

LITERARY QUALITIES Fitzgerald has been justly praised for the narrative structure of The Great Gatsby. As critic Matthew Bruccoli points out, his “narrative control solved […]


There have been three films made from The Great Gatsby. The silent version of 1926, starring Warner Baxter as Gatsby and Lois Wilson as Daisy, […]