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‘Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.’ – Groucho Marx

The Great Gatsby

In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald brilliantly captures both the disillusion of post-war America and the moral failure of a society obsessed with wealth and status. But he does more than render the essence of a particular time and place, for in chronicling Gatsby’s tragic pursuit of his dream, Fitzgerald re-creates the universal conflict between illusion and reality.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald

'So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past...' But can we possibly 'beat on', if we weren't 'borne back ceaselessly into the past'? If we didn't go back to the classics like the works of Fitzgerald...

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