The Great Gatsby Essay

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F.Scott Fitzgerald's, The Great Gatsby, published in the early nineteenth century, became an immediate success with professional writers and the curious underground of serious readers in America, at the time. Over the eighty-seven years since Fitzgerald, first released the novel to the public, it has received a staggering critical reception from readers all around the world. The book itself, centralises the ideas of, post war, of hedonism, materialism, alienation and morality, viewed and experienced through the eyes of the narrator, Nick Carraway a young man from Minnesota. In addition to its great success over time, the text has also had a major impact in the field of literature and is viewed as a great. Born September 24th, 1896, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald wrote a number of extraordinary pieces of literature in his life time. Being greatly acclaimed for a number of his writings, Fitzgerald is arguably most well know for his novel, The Great Gatsby, which he published on 10th April, 1925. Before writing this though, he claimed that he would produce something different to his previous publications that was "….. extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned.". Thus, with this publication mentioned on 10th April he fulfilled his promise. However, within twenty-four hours of this publication he became frantic and anxious, knowing that perceptive letters of praise formed serious writers like T. S. Eliot, Edith Wharton and Willa Cather, so Fitzgerald needed the public recognition of reviewers and readers. Yet, to his disappointment and shock, many failed to comprehend what the book was even about and for awhile the reviews coming in were mixed with emotion. Moreover, the critical reviews that have followed this book since 1922 have been tremendous, with reviewers to this day, over eighty years after publication, putting their 'two cents" in on

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