The WestportREADS program is dedicated to strengthening the community through the shared experience of a book or an author.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Gatsby. The very name conjures an image. As one of the most widely-taught American novels, it is a book we all read (or were supposed to read) at some point in our education. Written at the height of the 1920's jazz age, this is a book "about the American Dream, even if it has to be artificially composed, by an individual who was a desperate man." (Robert Redford). Fitzgerald was the first American to write seriously about money and about money's affect on character. (Matthew Bruccoli) Given its inspiration from the rise of capitalism, what better time to reread The Great Gatsby, the American novel of the 20th century?
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“Strengthening the community through the shared
experience of a book or an author.”
WestportREADS is funded by Jerry A. Tishman.
Marta Campbell - Head of Collection Management
Tel: 203.291.4842 Email: mcampbell [at] westportlibrary [dot] org