We are looking forward to our book discussion as one of our evening activities. Please join us in a relaxed time of gathering to share our thoughts and discoveries together after reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 20th century novel The Great Gatsby. The third novel of Fitzgerald’s career, The Great Gatsby was published in 1925. This is the story of Jay Gatsby, the incredibly wealthy and mysterious host of lavish and decadent parties in Long Island, New York. Returned from the Great War, he is ambitious to make his way in life and love. When he reunites with his old flame, Daisy Buchanan, he is certain that everything he hopes for will be fulfilled. Through the eyes of Gatsby’s neighbor, Nick Carraway, we see his story unfold amidst the trappings of wealth and social status in the early 1920s. In a time when hope is rising that all things are possible in America, no obstacle seems too large to overcome for Jay Gatsby.
As you read the novel, consider keeping a Commonplace book to record the passages and dialogue that spark your interest and enjoyment, raise questions, and invite reflection.