The Great Gatsby

Revisiting the glory days as most would say before bills, a career and real life as we know it real took a toll. Back in high school I had my first crack at this book and choose to reopen it recently. For those  who prefer to read a book before spending money on the flick and vice versa. Visit your local book store or amazon.com and reread this great tale. Supposedly the “Great Gatsby” will be hitting theaters on Christmas starring “Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, Tobey Maguire as Nick Carraway, and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan.”

The Great Gatsby takes place during a prosperous time in American History. In 1922, America has fully recovered from the First World War, and is enjoying prosperity during the Roaring Twenties, when the economy soared and emotions ran high. Yet, at the same time, Prohibition, the ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol as mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment, was gaining traction.

The ban on alcohol made millionaires out of bootleggers, who smuggled in the now-illegal substance. That scenario is the backdrop for the novel, which contributed to its popularity. After the novel was republished in 1945 and 1953, The Great Gatsby quickly found a wide readership. Today the book is widely regarded as a sort of Great American Novel, and a literary classic. The Modern Library named it the second best English-language novel of the 20th Century

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