May 14

The Great Gatsby

Posted by lori . 2 Comments

When I think of the 1920’s, I think of The Great Gatsby.  Published in 1925, it is the story of Jay Gatsby and his love for Daisy Buchanan.  Daisy is old-money; Gatsby is new-money.  The writing is beautiful and the characters and scenes will stay in your mind always.  It deals with money, obsession, greed and the hope of a new beginning.  It is the story of the 1920’s, and a story for all time.

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2 Responses to " The Great Gatsby"

  • houndstooth4 says:

    I’ve always loved that book! I hope that it never gets forgotten.

    Have you ever read The Little Stranger? In some ways, it’s a similar story about old money being displaced. It takes a much different turn in some ways than Gatsby did, though. I really enjoyed it!

    • lori says:

      I have read The Little Stranger, and I really enjoyed it. The cover of the book drew me in and I wasn’t disappointed. I love a good “ghost” story and the social history that you refer to was fascinating and sad.


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