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Read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. At the end of World War I, the United States enjoyed the 'roaring 20s,' a period of unprecedented prosperity marred by corruption, bootlegging, and the carelessness of the very rich. Enter Nick Carraway, the narrator of Jay Gatsby's tragic history with which Fitzgerald exposes the hypocrisy of the American Dream while also espousing the richness of the human condition and the value of ideals. In Jay Gatsby, Fitzerald embodies some of America's strongest obsessions: wealth, power, greed, and the promise of new beginnings.