Celestial Eyes, Francis Cugat -- original cover of The Great GatsbyThe Great Gatsby immediately comes to mind when one thinks of the 1920's. It is the quintessential novel of the period, and in the view of many, in the whole of American literature. In fact, Thomas C. Foster, Professor of English at the University of Michigan, Flint, wrote in How to Read Literature Like a Professor that if "all of American literature consisted of only one book, and that book were The Great Gatsby, it might be enough." The Great Gatsby was first published by Scribner's in 1925.

Before we study The Great Gatsby, I think it will be helpful to learn about the context of the novel. You will complete an online Treasure Hunt, an introduction to the novel. You will be given a study guide, but if you lose it, you may download additional copies:

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