Widely considered to be the gem of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s writing career, The Great Gatsby is renowned as one of the great American novels, and remains a timeless literary classic that thoroughly encompasses the spirit and sentiment of 1920’s America. Nick Carraway narrates the tragic events of Jay Gatsby, a poor man who sought and created his wealth through his all-encompassing desire to be with the woman he loved. It is 1922, and Nick has just moved into a humble abode in West Egg, Long Island, which sits in juxtaposition with the lavish mansion of Gatsby, whose mysterious countenance is buoyed by an enigmatic past. Nick’s lovely cousin Daisy Buchanan, a nearby neighbor, is the desire of Gatsby’s heart, but her marriage to Tom has thwarted Gatsby’s plans to be with her. Told through the astute and cynical eye of Nick, the tumultuous intertwining lives of this privileged class, and the resulting affairs, are chronicled, leading to the novel’s climatic and tragic end. Fitzgerald’s poetic and clever insights highlight this ingenious masterpiece, and the elegant prose will enrapture readers.