The Great Gatsby is the famous American novel, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The work epitomizes the Jazz Age, the post-World-War-I era fraught with materialism, and reckless behavior. Fitzgerald explores his appreciation of the roaring 20's, while he exposes the undesirable side-effects of such unmitigated freedom.
Although the importance of this novel was not immediately recognized, Fitzgerald's novel is now recognized as one of the greatest works of its time. The Great Gatsby has achieved a permanent place on the required reading lists in high schools and college classrooms. Explore this novel, with this study guide.