THE GREAT GATSBY
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The parties at Gatsby's Long Island mansion were legendarily glamorous affairs.
Yet amid the long throng of guests, starlets and champagne waiters, their host would appear oddly aloof. For there was only one person Jay Gatsby sought to impress. She was Daisy Buchanan: married, elegant, seducing men with a silken charisma and 'a voice... full of money'.
As Gatsby pursues shady deals and his doomed obsession with Daisy, F. Scott Fitzgerald distills the essence of the Jazz Age, and probes to the empty heart of the American Dream.
The First Line
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. 'Whenever you feel like criticising anyone,' he told me, 'just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.'
Why I Decided to Take on the Read
It's F. Scott Fitzgerald -- need I say more? I fell in love with Fitzgerald (his very surname takes me to a literary euphoria I can cherish only savor with nobody else but myself) when woven words that I have read in tumblr moved me deeply, only to find towards the end of the quote or phrase or paragraph, his lovely surname. That's the thing with me. I am attracted to a quote then read the name. I am attracted to another quote and read the same name. That writer will be marked by me. And so, I wanted to know more about Fitzgerald that I have read his and her writer lover intense and tragic story on Wiki. Since then, I was dying to read