“So, we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
On the prosperous Long Island shores sit the grand affluence of West Egg and East Egg — places where a sinister Gatsby’s mansion, with his mysterious mounds of gold and gin-filled parties, takes residence. Nobody knows who he really is. Or where he came from. No one even knows why he is so sickeningly rich.
And, yet Daisy Buchanan feels like she knows him. She just might.
Critically acclaimed for its pomp and fanfare, of love gone wrong, of dying alone amid insatiable sycophant crowds, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald remains among the modern literary world’s best novels.
As intellectual icon Gertrude Stein once said of F. Scott Fitzgerald, he “will be read when many of his well-known contemporaries are forgotten.”