The Great Gatsby

by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Review by Kate Wilson

 

THE AUTHOR

 

Born on September 24, 1896, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was of the self-styled "Lost Generation" of Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during the First World War. He chronicled the inter-war years before the Depression and is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers. 

He finished four novels, of which the most prized
is The Great Gatsby (1925), followed in reputation by Tender is the Night (1934), albeit a far less structured novel, lacking the charisma of its predecessor. He a left a fifth novel unfinished, and wrote dozens of short stories that treat themes of youth, despair, and age.

He died on December 21, 1940.

 
 








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