APRIL 10, 1925: The Great Gatsby is Published
The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, was published 87 years ago today.
It’s a lyrical portrait of American values in the 1920s, the personal and moral corruption of a culture based on the social and moral prerogatives of wealth. The novel depicts the “Roaring Twenties” as an era of greed, cynicism, and the mindless quest for pleasure.
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Watch actress Carey Mulligan talk with Tavis Smiley about her character Daisy in the upcoming 3-D Great Gatsby film, directed by Baz Luhrmann.