The Great Gatsby is a novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that was first published by Scribner's in April 1925. The story follows a cast of characters living in the fictional towns of West Egg and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. Considered a publishing failure when first published. Today, The Great Gatsby is widely considered to be a literary classic.
The Great Gatsby is a story that primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his obsession of a beautiful and former debutante Daisy Buchanan. The novel's narrator is Nick Carraway, a Yale graduate from the Midwest and veteran of the Great War. He rents a house beside Jay Gatsby's mansion, and over time gets to know the man. He also introduces Jay Gatsby to Daisy Buchanan, ending in Jay Gatsby being murdered by a husband who believed he killed his wife in an automobile accident, but who was actually killed by Daisy Buchanan.