Fitzgerald, F. Scott: The Great Gatsby

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The Great Gatsby A novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald Table of contents Introduction p. 2 The author p. 2 Background of the 1920s p. 3 List of characters p. 3 The story p. 4 Interpretation p. 5 Introduction This novel is about the superficiality of rich people. The author also treats the conflict between upper-class and working-class people, and the sudden destruction of dreams. Francis Scott Fitzgerald conveys that rich people are not able to love, feelings are unimportant for their relationships. He shows the problems of young, talented, ambitious people in a fast-moving consumer society. Some parts of this dramatic novel are autobiographical. The author Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. His private life with his wife, Zelda, in both America and France became almost as famous as his novels. The dominant influences on Fitzgerald were aspiration, literature, his studies in Princeton, his family and alcohol. In Princeton, he made his first success with texts, plays and musicals. His first novel This Side of Paradise was published in 1920. Some short-stories followed. After his first journey to Europe from 1920 to 1921 he wrote another novel The Beautiful and Damned. In France Fitzgerald completed his brilliant novel The Great Gatsby. This novel was published in 1925. The next decade of the Fitzgerald s lives was chaotic and unhappy. Fitzgerald s heavy drinking was the result of the worsening relationship with his mentally ill ...

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