The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald
In BriefThe parties he throws in his Long Island mansion are legendary, the rumours about his past legion. But there is only one thing the mysterious and fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby wants – to recapture his first love. Yet when Daisy Buchanan reappears in his life, she sparks a chain of events that lead to tragedy and destruction.
Why you should read itIn his iconic masterpiece, Fitzgerald paints an irresistible picture of the gilded Roaring Twenties, only to undermine it completely with humanity’s basest traits. This is the quintessential story of the American Dream, complete with the decadence, corruption and disaster that so often follow.