Today is the 120th birth anniversary of F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. His works, which brilliantly capture the American Jazz Age in all its glory and all its decadence, are now considered masterpieces.
His best known work is The Great Gatsby, a novel that narrates the tale of doomed lovers Jay Gatsby and Daisy Buchanan, through the eyes of Nick Carraway, who almost stands in for the author. The story itself has echoes from Fitzgerald’s own tumultuous relationship with his wife, Zelda. Voted as the best American novel of the 20th century, this classic has some of the most beautifully written lines in literature:
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