By F. Scott Fitzgerald
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The nice Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 3rd booklet, stands because the excellent fulfillment of his profession. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed through generations of readers. the tale of the fabulously filthy rich Jay Gatsby and his love for the gorgeous Daisy Buchanan, of lavish events on ny at a time whilst The long island Times famous “gin used to be the nationwide drink and intercourse the nationwide obsession,” it's an exquisitely crafted story of the United States within the 1920s.
The nice Gatsby is without doubt one of the nice classics of twentieth-century literature.
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