"There was music from my neighbor's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths "

Jazz Age
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Fitzgerald vividly sets the scene for the decadence that has come to be associated with the Roaring Twenties. Gatsby's parties are lavish and populated by people from all walks of life, not just the New York elite.

The 1920s was later described as "the most expensive orgy in history".