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The Great Gatsby and the 1920's: Home

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”

The Great Gatsby

Why is The Great Gatsby often mentioned as the great American novel? This 1925 novel features Jay Gatsby, an American archetype - someone who reinvents himself to pursue his idea of the American dream.

The Big Read

Immerse yourself in all things Twenties.

Watch the movie! Dance the Charleston! Learn about Jazz Age art! Groove to jazz melodies!

Fitzgerald Biography

Nick by Michael Farris Smith

Subject Guide