Scott Fitzgerald and was published in .
This novel takes place in the 1920's during the Jazz Age. It is a tragic love story ending in jealousy and deceit that lets us all know that things cannot always go back to the way they used to be.
The novel begins in the spring of 1922, with Nick Carraway, who leaves his Midwestern home to enter the bond business in New York City. He rents a small house in West Egg, a village on Long Island made of mansions and the rich. Next door to Nick's house is the enormous home of Mr. Gatsby. .
One evening, Nick has dinner with his distant cousin Daisy Buchanan. There he meets her husband Tom and their lady friend Jordan Baker. During the visit, Nick learns that Tom has a mistress named Myrtle Wilson, who owns a gas station with her husband. .
Later that week, Nick is invited to one of Gatsby's famous parties where he than encounters Jordan Baker once again. They sit at a table together and find their tablemate to be Mr. Gatsby himself. Nick later learns that Gatsby and his cousin Daisy were once in love before her marriage to Tom and that Gatsby's mansion and parties were all maintained in the hope that she or someone she knew would eventually come. Nick than sets up a successful reunion for Gatsby and Daisy and the pair get along famously, like nothing has changed. .
One afternoon, Nick, Jordan and Gatsby have lunch at the Buchanan's home, and in the course of the conversation, Tom perceives that his wife is in love with Gatsby. They all end up going to the city, with Tom driving Gatsby's yellow car and Gatsby driving Tom's. On the way, Tom stops at Wilson's gas station, to tease and convince Myrtles husband that the car he is driving is in fact his. Tom learns that Myrtles husband suspects she has a secret lover although he does not know his identity. .
Later on, while in the city, Gatsby tries to force Daisy into telling Tom that they are in love, but she denies it.