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The Great Gatsby and the “Jazz Age”. In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new -- something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned."

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The Great Gatsbyand the “Jazz Age”


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In 1922, F. Scott Fitzgerald announced his decision to write "something new -- something extraordinary and beautiful and simple and intricately patterned."

That unique and fascinating novel became The Great Gatsby, perhaps Fitzgerald’s most famous work.


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A portrait of the Jazz Age in all of its decadence and excess, Gatsby captured the spirit of the author's generation.

Self-made, self-invented millionaire Jay Gatsby embodies some of Fitzgerald's--and his country's--most abiding obsessions: money, ambition, greed, and the promise of new beginnings.


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Gatsby's rise to glory and eventual fall from grace becomes a kind of ‘cautionary tale’ about the American Dream.


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It's also a love story, the narrative of Gatsby's passion for Daisy Buchanan. The pair meets five years before the novel begins, when Daisy is a legendary young Louisville beauty and Gatsby is a poor officer. They fall in love, but while Gatsby serves overseas, Daisy marries the brutal, bullying, but extremely rich Tom Buchanan.


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After the war, Gatsby devotes himself blindly to the pursuit of wealth by whatever means--and to the pursuit of Daisy, which amounts to the same thing.

"Her voice is full of money," Gatsby says admiringly.


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His millions made, Gatsby buys a mansion across Long Island Sound from Daisy's patrician East Egg address, throws lavish parties, and waits for her to appear.


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The plot thickens… Sound from Daisy's patrician East Egg address, throws lavish parties, and waits for her to appear.


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When Daisy does appear, events unfold with all the tragedy of a Greek drama, with detached, cynical neighbor Nick Carraway acting as the watchful chorus.


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Eyes of a Greek drama, with detached, cynical neighbor Nick Carraway acting as the watchful chorus.

A tear

Explosions

Circles

A woman’s body

Symbols


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Images of the ’20’ of a Greek drama, with detached, cynical neighbor Nick Carraway acting as the watchful chorus.s


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Flappers of a Greek drama, with detached, cynical neighbor Nick Carraway acting as the watchful chorus.


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Guests at Gatsby’s?? of a Greek drama, with detached, cynical neighbor Nick Carraway acting as the watchful chorus.


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Tea For Two of a Greek drama, with detached, cynical neighbor Nick Carraway acting as the watchful chorus.I'm discontented with homes that are rented so I have invented my own.Darling this place is a lover's oasis where life's weary chase is unknown.Far from the cry of the city, where flowers pretty caress the streams,Cozy to hide in, to love side-by-side in. Don't let it abide in my dreams.Picture you upon my knee, just tea for two and two for tea,Just me for you and you for me, alone!Nobody near us, to see us or hear us,No friends or relations on weekend vacations,We won't have it known, dear, that we have a telephone, dear.Day will break and you'll awake and start to bakeA sugar cake for me to take for all the boys to see.We will raise a family, a boy for you, a girl for me,Oh, can't you see how happy life would be?


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You are revealing a plan so appealing I can't help but falling for you,Darling, I planned it; can't you understand it is yours to command it, so do.All of your schemes I'm admiring, they're worth desiring but can't you see,I'd like to wait there for some future date dear;it won't be too late, dear, for me.Picture you upon my knee, just tea for two and two for tea,Just me for you and you for me, alone!Nobody near us, to see us or hear us,No friends or relations on weekend vacations,We won't have it known, dear, that we have a telephone, dear.Day will break and you'll awake and start to bakeA sugar cake for me to take for all the boys to see.We will raise a family, a boy for you, a girl for me,Oh, can't you see how happy life would be?


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“Where in the world?” falling for you,


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“Valley of the Ashes” falling for you,

  • Based on the Corona dump in the borough of Queens, a swamp that was being filled with ashes, garbage and manure.


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Plaza Hotel, New York falling for you,


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Modes of transportation falling for you,


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Who’s Meyer Wolfsheim?? falling for you,


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Take me out to the ballgame falling for you,


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A modern Version… falling for you,


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T. S. Eliot (1888-1963) falling for you,

"Lost Generation" American-born poet and critic, later a British citizen. One of the major figures of 20th Century literature, author of such great works as "The Wasteland" and Four Quartets.


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Edith Wharton (1862-1937) falling for you,


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EMILY POST'S ETIQUETTE falling for you,

edited by Peggy Post

Seventy-Five years after Emily Post first wrote her ground-breaking book, Peggy Post, her great granddaughter-in-law gives us a new 75th anniversary 16th edition, thoroughly revised and updated to take us into the next century.

This is a much larger book, expanded in modern ways. It reflects the way we live today, our integrated society, and the changes, both subtle and radical that are necessary in manners and ethics.


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Henri Matisse falling for you,

(b. Dec. 31, 1869, Le Cateau, Picardy, France—

d. Nov. 3, 1954, Nice)


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EdvardMunch falling for you,1863 – 1944

“The Cry”


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“Show Me the Way To Go Home” falling for you,

Show me the way to go home,I'm tired and wanna go to bed,I had a little drink about an hour ago,And it went right to my head.No matter where I roam,O'r land or sea or foam,You'll always hear me singin' this song,Show me the way to go home.


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