In a single, engaging volume, The Great Gatsby presents a helpful literary guide to one of America’s most prized classic novels. First published in 1925, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby captured the spirit of the Jazz Age and examined the American obsession with love, wealth, material objects, and class. Considered one of the great novels of the 20th century, Fitzgerald’s famous work remains relevant for its observations on the pursuit of the American dream.
An introduction by renowned critic Harold Bloom considers the significance of The Great Gatsby
A brief biographical sketch offers insight into Fitzgerald's life
"The Story Behind the Story" details the circumstances surrounding the inception and development of the work
A summary with analysis review explains key points of the work
Selections from critical essays written by leading scholars provide accessible explorations of the work
Annotated bibliographies direct readers to additional materials on the subject and explain the importance of each.
Biographical sketch. The story behind the story. List of characters. Summary and analysis. Critical views. Annotated bibliography. Contributors. Acknowledgments. Index.