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F Scott Fitzgerald Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born on September 24 1896 the only son of an unsuccessful aristocratic father and an energetic provincial mother He was therefore the product of two divergent traditions his fathers family which included the author of the The Star-Spangled Banner after whom he was named His mothers family was in contrast typically ambivalent American feelings about American life which seemed to him at once vulgar and dazzlingly promisingOver the short life of Fitzgerald he wrote many books such as This Side of Paradise The Beautiful and Damned The Great Gatsby Tender Is the Night and what the critics say is his best even though it is only have finished The Love of the Tycoon Unfortunately he died before he could finish the novel he was only 44 years oldCopyright 1925 by Charles Scribners Sons As the story begins the spring flowers are in full bloom The story takes place in around New York but for the most part around the homes of Jay Gatsby and Mr And Mrs Buchanan Through the story the summer comes and goes like the partys that Jay has Finally autumn comes with it it brings not on the destruction of the leaves from the trees but the death of Jay Nick Carraway Nick is the narrator of the story Part of a wealthy family and originally living in the Midwest he moves to West Egg which is outside of New York to become a stock broker His house is next to the home of Jay Gatsby After becoming friends Nick is used by Gatsby to reunite him with Daisy who he had dated before the warJay Gatsby Jay Gatsby the protagonist of the novel is a very rich man who fought in World War I Before he went off to war he had a very romantic relationship with Daisy However when he was off at war Daisy married Tom When he returns
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