This map plots the settings and references in The Great Gatsby

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West and East Egg (Long Island, NY)
Martin Hall, Great Neck
Creative Commons AttributionMartin Hall, Great Neck - Credit: jdpb63, Flickr
West and East Egg, on the northern shore of Long Island, are thought to be disguised versions of Great Neck and Manor Haven/ Sands Point, both famous in the Jazz Age for wealth and luxury. Far enough outside the bustle of New York City, here the wealthy could have their space and waterfront views. By and by came the nouveau riche, which is quintessentially what Gatsby represents to Tom. So while Tom and Daisy live on the fashionable, old money east side of the Long Island Sound, Gatsby lives across the bay. 


Long Island
GNU Free Documentation LicenseLong Island - Credit: Rudolf 1922