The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby text guide
Published in 1925, The Great Gatsby is a staple of American literature. It follows the lives of a set of characters in the fictional town of West Egg, exploring themes such as moral collapse, idealism and the American dream.
This text guide will help you explore the context in which it is written, the themes and images that are addressed, the intricacies of the characters and the way the plot develops.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context of The Great Gatsby1920s America was a time of considerable social change, a period that saw the rise of mass culture and consumerism - an era that F. Scott Fitzgerald called The Jazz Age. Read more . . .
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Synopses and commentary - Chapter by chapter synopsis, commentary and analysis of the entire novel.
Characters in the novel - Detailed analysis of the important characters in The Great Gatsby and the role they play.
The Great Gatsby Timeline - Helpfully puts history, literary events and F. Scott Fitzgerald's life side by side so you can make sense of events.
Themes in The Great Gatsby - Research themes and significant ideas that feature in The Great Gatsby.
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