The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The novel chronicles an era that Fitzgerald himself dubbed the "Jazz Age". Following the shock and chaos of World War I, American society enjoyed unprecedented levels of prosperity during the "roaring" 1920s as the economy soared. At the same time, Prohibition, the ban on the sale and manufacture of alcohol as mandated by the Eighteenth Amendment, made millionaires out of bootleggers and led to an increase in organized crime, for example the Jewish mafia. Although Fitzgerald, like Nick Carraway in his novel, idolized the riches and glamor of the age, he was uncomfortable with the unrestrained materialism and the lack of morality that went with it, a kind of decadence.

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The 10th greatest fiction book of all time


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  1. - 1st on Radcliffe's 100 Best Novels (Radcliffe Publishing Course)
  2. - 2nd on The Greatest 20th Century Novels (Waterstone)
  3. - 2nd on The Modern Library | 100 Best Novels (Modern Library)
  4. - 2nd on Entertainment Weekly's Top 100 Novels (Entertainment Weekly)
  5. - 3rd on Koen Book Distributors Top 100 Books of the Past Century (themodernnovel.com)
  6. - 3rd on The Celebrity Reading List (Gardiner Public Library)
  7. - 4th on The Top 10: The Greatest Books of All Time (The Top 10 (Book))
  8. - 5th on D. G. Myers’ 50 Greatest English Language Novels (D. G. Myers)
  9. - 7th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  10. - 7th on For The Love of Books (For The Love of Books)
  11. - 10th on The 100 Favorite Novels of Librarians (Bookman.com)
  12. - 12th on 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Complex)
  13. - 12th on El Pais Favorite Books of 100 Spanish Authors (El Pais)
  14. - 17th on The 16 Greatest Books of All Time (NYU Local)
  15. - 20th on The Novel 100: A Ranking of the Greatest Novels of All Time (The Novel 100)
  16. - 22nd on 20th Century's Greatest Hits: 100 English-Language Books of Fiction (Larry McCaffery)
  17. - 23rd on 100 Essential Books (Bravo! Magazine)
  18. - 23rd on The 100 Greatest Novels (greatbooksguide.com)
  19. - 38th on The Telegraph’s 100 Novels Everyone Should Read (Telegraph)
  20. - 44th on Harvard Book Store Staff's Favorite 100 Books (Harvard Book Store)
  21. - 46th on Le Monde's 100 Books of the Century (Le Monde)
  22. - 48th on The 100 Greatest Novels of All Time: The List (The Observer)
  23. - TIME Magazine All Time 100 Novels (TIME Magazine)
  24. - The College Board: 101 Great Books Recommended for College-Bound Readers (http://www.uhlibrary.net/pdf/college_board_recommended_books.pdfmended_books.pd)
  25. - Great Books of the Western World (Great Books Foundation)
  26. - 50 Greatest Books of All Time (Globe and Mail)
  27. - 100 Most Influential Books of the Century (Boston Public Library)
  28. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
  29. - The 100 Greatest American Novels, 1893 – 1993 (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  30. - 50 Books to (Re-)Read at 50 (nextavenue)
  31. - Masterpieces of World Literature (Frank N. Magill)
  32. - The Book of Great Books: A Guide to 100 World Classics (Book)
  33. - From Zero to Well-Read in 100 Books (Jeff O'Neal at Bookriot.com)
  34. - "Our Readable Century", The Best Books of the 20th Century (January Magazine)
  35. - Great Books (The Learning Channel)
  36. - 100 Life-Changing Books (National Book Award)
  37. - The Graphic Canon (Book)
  38. - How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Reading List (Thomas C. Foster)
  39. - Recommended Books (Academy of Achievement)
  40. - Select 100 (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  41. - 100 Best Novels Written in English (The Guardian)
  42. - 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (UK))
  43. - 50 Books to Read Before You Die (Barnes and Noble)
  44. - The Best Classics (The Times)
  45. - The Dream of the Great American Novel (Book)

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