Ten Great Things about The Great Gatsby

For the anniversary of the publication of The Great Gatsby…..

Reflection and Choice

On April 10th, 1925 F. Scott Fitzgerald’s  The Great Gatsby  was published, and whenever I hear anyone say that they are going to “write The Great American Novel,” I am pretty sure that this is the book that is swimming in everyone’s head.  I know it is the first one I think of, and I am not alone.  For those obsessed with the May 10th premiere of the big Baz Luhrmann film version, today also marks the beginning of the one-month countdown to the opening.  I am not sure if I can wait that long, but if Jay Gatsby can wait five years to see Daisy Fay Buchanan again, then I guess I can wait one month for this film.

In the meantime, here are ten great things about The Great Gatsby that will remind you of why it is just so, well, great.

1.  Best Opening Lines in a…

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