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The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald                      












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Virginia Read Day

April 30, 2021




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“Laughter is easier minute by minute, spilled with prodigality tipped out at a cheerful word.”

Set in the summer of 1922, The Great Gatsby is both a tragic love story, and a social commentary on American life. Despite depicting an aspect of American life a century ago, the story is as relevant today as it was when it was written. The story of the wealthy, quixotic Jay Gatsby and his obsessive love for Daisy Buchanan is also a cautionary tale of the American Dream in all its hedonism, decadence, and passion.