The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Chances are that if you are over the age of eighteen, you have read The Great Gastby. It is hard to ignore a classic with the perfect element of historical essence trapped in an ill-fated love epic. Set in the 1920s, Long Island, New York, Fitzgerald depicts the transformation of the American dream from the focus on individualism and the pursuit of happiness into indulgence and corrupted dreams.

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Her face was sad and lovely with bright things in it, bright eyes and a bright passionate mouth, but there was an excitement in her voice that men who had cared for her found difficult to forget