The Great Gatsby (1925) by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Class of 1917

2013-06-01T12:00:36-04:00

Critical Assessment “What gives the story distinction is something quite different from the management of the action or the handling of the characters; it is the charm and beauty of the writing. . . . “The story, for all its basic triviality, has a fine texture; a careful and brilliant finish. The obvious phrase is simply not in it. The sentences roll along smoothly, sparklingly, variously. There is evidence in every line of hard and intelligent effort. . . . “The Great Gatsby, I seem to recall, was announced a long while ago. It was probably several years on the stocks. [...]