On Tuesday, the great Gatsby clocked 91 years old. On the day, 91 years ago, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s masterpiece, The Great Gatsby was published.

The 1925 novel written by American author, F. Scott Fitzgerald follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922.

The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire, Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante, Daisy Buchanan.

Considered to be Fitzgerald’s magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.

It’s by all means an interesting read. Do find out.

Author: Yemi Olarinre