The Great Gatsby – Can you repeat the past?

One of my all time favourites, The Great Gatsby. Wonderful review from Book Club Mum.

Book Club Mom

This is the original cover.  Check out the story behind it at the bottom of my post! This is the original cover. Check out the story behind it at the bottom of my post!

The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Rating:
****

Jay Gatsby builds a fortune, buys a mansion in fictional West Egg, NY, across the bay from Tom and Daisy Buchanan’s old-money mansion in East Egg. In an effort to win back the girl he loves, Gatsby throws lavish parties, hoping Daisy will show, or at the least, that he will meet someone who knows her. What follows is a story of wealth, marriage, excess and the romantic notion that you can repeat the past.

Set in 1922, these characters live during the wild party atmosphere of the Roaring Twenties. The Great Gatsby is about a time when new money moves into the old money world and about the contrasting lives of all classes, including the very poor who live in “the valley of

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