"Great Gatsby" - one of the most known and, undoubtedly, the greatest works of the American writer of the first half of the 20th eyelid Francis Scott Fitsdzherald. The book was written in Paris where the writer stopped with the wife during travel across Europe. And it, of course, left the mark on work.
Fitzgerald was the representative of post-war generation which presented to the world the whole group of bright and surprisingly talented authors, such as Remarque, Hemenguey, T. Vulf, G. Stein, etc., and even more extensive generation of the writers of the beginning of the century who set the direction to a diteratura of all next century — U. Faulkner, S. Lewis, Sh. Anderson and others.
They showed the tragedy of "the lost generation" which from a school bench stepped in entrenchments without having managed to leave romantic dreams and was cruelly shot and strangled on World War I fields. Having come back home, they often could not adapt for peace life, the depreciated morals and "Centuries of the Jazz" lived fast in scenery so-called.
The narration in the novel is led on behalf of Nick Karraueya, the young man from a provided respectable family who arrived to New York. However, the main hero of work is not Nick, but Jay Gatsby, the brother-soldier of Nick with whom he got acquainted in New York again and which history remembers in the story.
Jay Gatsby was from those strong personalities who surely go towards the aim and achieve the. He considered that the wealth will bring him recognition, happiness, sweet of revenge and the lost love, and he became rather rich person. Gatsby organized improbable parties for which the people who even were not knowing him by sight gathered.
About it legends and dark hearings went. The source of an origin of its money was called the most fantastic. And once Gatsby's trick worked — that which once betrayed him came to a party. But whether can return money love? And whether there will be true friends people who came to call of wealth?
During lifetime of the writer the novel did not gain fame, and only decades later readers estimated art skill of the author. Now the novel "Great Gatsby" of Francis Scott Fitsdzherald is called deservedly one of the best novels of the 20th eyelid. There are some screen versions of work, including 2013 where Jay Gatsby's role was played by Leonardo DiCaprio.