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The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1920s)
Boy from the wrong side of the tracks meets girl, wants girl, girl wants high life, boy spends life acquiring high life by possibly shady means, girl marries rich, "appropriate" man, "appropriate" man is a player, girl seduced by first boy, emotions, chaos ensue, boy protects girl, girl bolts when it hits the fan, heartsick boy suffers fate meant for "appropriate" man, man and girl flee unscathed, deserve each other, karma is a witch! All told by insider narrator through beautifully textured backdrop of the excesses of high society in the 1920's. Richly layered and timeless themes. -- Added by passionack on 03/01/2014

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