I often like to revisit classic books that I’ve read in the past – they’re usually better the second (or third!) time around! During my last beach day, I brought along The Great Gatsby, and was transported to the Roaring 20s – one of my favorite decades!
“Fitzgerald’s slim tale of the jazz age became the most celebrated and beloved novel in the American canon. It’s more than an American classic; it’s become a defining document of the national psyche, a creation myth, the Rosetta Stone of the American dream.” – Jay McInerney, The Observer
“Published in 1925, ‘The Great Gatsby’, a “consciously artistic achievement”, is a study of the power of illusion. It’s a deconstruction of our dreams – of romance, of identity, even of consciousness. It’s a love story, an American fable and an echo chamber of the 20th century. For these reasons it is also one of those rare books that you can read at different times in your life, and each time it’ll do something different to you.” – Alan Glynn, The IndependentDisclosure: RebelMom.com has an affiliate relationship with iTunes & Amazon, which means that purchasing music or books via the links helps support RebelMom.com. However, the choices of music and books are editorially independent from those sites. All content on this page has been chosen by myself or readers without any financial recognition from iTunes, Amazon.com, the artists, or authors.
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After four years of college and creating many answers to the question “So, what next?” Elysha Schickel is starting to figure it all out. An avid reader who is addicted to researching anything that sparks her interest, and who loves to spread her knowledge to everyone she knows, Elysha is thrilled that at RebelMom, she’s found a way to combine all these interests with her love of writing. She’s a recent graduate of Providence College with a B.A. in Humanities.