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A-level English - The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald: Welcome!

A guide to resources on The Great Gatsby for your A-level English topic - compiled by your librarians


Welcome to the ' The Great Gatsby' libguide!! 

In this libguide we look at the novel 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940). We study and analyze the characters, the plot, its depiction of the times. Are the underlying social, economic, business issues still relevant ? 


American dream, Roaring twenties, The flapper look, Prohibition - Which of these come across in the novel ?


On this page you will find Journal articles and papers whose study is based on The Great Gatsby, a Business ethics enquiry, The decadence of Tom Buchanan, character analysis of Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby and more


On this page you can access more resources on the web, some information about the author F Scott Fitzgerald and links to books in the Senior Library


 Theme in The Great Gatsby

Illusions of a false reality plague the characters of this classic novel

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F. Scott Fitzgerald said of his novel The Great Gatsby, “That’s the whole burden of this novel—the loss of those illusions that give such color to the world so that you don’t care whether things are true or false as long as they partake of the magical glory.” 

1920s style

The 1920s era went by such names as the Jazz Age, the Age of Intolerance, and the Age of Wonderful Nonsense. Under any moniker, the era embodied the beginning of modern America. source

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