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Tender is the Night
Dick and Nicole Diver live pleasant, idyllic lives on the French Riviera as American expatriates. Rosemary Hoyt, a young rising actress joins them for the summer, falling "in love" with the Divers and their way of life. Piningly attached to Dick, Rosemary coaxes Dick into a casual affair, then seperates from the couple as she witnesses Nicole in a state of mental illness. The next part dives back into time, explaining the Divers' history; Dick was a p...
The Great Gatsby
Nick Carraway, a bond man of average income, narrates this story of his brief time living next door to the wealthy Jay Gatsby in the early 1920's. Gatsby's wild and lavish parties, complete with glittering lights, orchestras, champagne and enormous buffets, never fail to draw socialites to his mansion and garden in droves. But it is not for the crowds that he throws these parties: It is to impress the one woman he has loved and obsessed upon for y...
This Side of Paradise
I think of this book as the precursor to Catcher in the Rye. It's not an oustanding, extraordinary book (unless you're a huge Fitzgerald fan, like me), but is still a great meditation. Amory Blaine is the central character in this book, and his life is closely based on Fitzgerald, right down to his almost alma mater, Princeton. Fitzgerald wrote this book rather quickly, basing some of his styles on what he had heard about James Joyce's Ulysses (not ye...
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