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Fitzgerald F Scott The Great Gatsby New York Scribner Paperback Fiction 1925 The Great Gatsby has been proclaimed as the most definitive novel of that turbulent decade known as the Roaring Twenties A young man pursuing the bond business came to New York His name was Nick Carraway and he became neighbor to the millionaire Jay Gatsby in the district of West Egg Across the Manhasset bay from West Egg was the more fashionable East Egg where Nicks cousin and Gatsbys ex-lover Daisy lived Because Daisy decided to marry the brutal but wealthy Tom Buchanan instead of him Gatsby dedicated his life to amassing riches- even if it meant the illegal smuggling of alcohol Almost every week Gatsby held parties at his house hoping to attract Daisys attention Through his fair cousin Nick met a young sporty woman named Jordan Baker He soon learned that Tom was having an affair Caught between a cheating husband and a relentless suitor Daisy was helpless Towards the end of the story Daisy drove Gatsbys car perhaps by accident fatally at Toms mistress When the dead womans husband found out that the car had belonged to Gatsby he took his gun and shot him Despite the popularity of his parties only his father Nick and a few servants attended Gatsbys funeral Daisy and Tom would never be seen again The Great Gatsby portrays the 1920s as a reckless lively even chaotic time This was a decade of great change and confusion and though this particular story takes place in the US many of the images and events are mirrored by the Canadian society of that time By 1918 World War I had ended and people started to rebuild their lives Although the 20s has been labeled as a prosperous and golden age it was not until the mid-20s that Canada had begun to experience strong economic growth When the European nations finally recovered
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