When Nick Carraway moves to West Egg, Long Island, he has no idea that the lavishly outfitted mansion next to his modest house is home to Jay Gatsby. Eventually, Nick becomes aware of Gatsby’s intense interest in his cousin Daisy Buchanan, and when Daisy’s brutish husband Tom probes into Gatsby’s background, he uncovers unsavoury revelations about his rival’s wealth. First published in 1925, F.
Scott Fitzgerald’s third novel offers a definitive portrait of the opulence and recklessness of the Jazz Age. The Great Gatsby is not only Fitzgerald’s greatest work to many, it is the Great American Novel.