The Great Gatsby
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896—1940) is one of the greatest American writers, a member of the “Lost Generation” of the 1920s. The Great Gatsby (1925) is his most celebrated and exemplary novel of the “Jazz Age”, a term he coined himself. The author, in an extraordinarily masterly manner, described the post-war generation’s psychological prostration under the guise of the carnival brilliance of life. The novel is a fascinating, exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s in which the American Dream turned out to be a tragedy.