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Study Guide for F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby including chapter summary, character analysis, and more. Learn all about The Great Gatsby, ask questions, and get the answers you need.


Book Basics

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Year Published: 1925

Type: Novel

Genre: Drama, Fiction

Perspective and Narrator:

The Great Gatsby is told in the first-person point of view, from the perspective of Nick Carraway.


The Great Gatsby is told primarily in the past tense, although Nick Carraway sometimes speaks directly to the reader in the present tense.

About the Title:

The title, The Great Gatsby, acknowledges Gatsby's great wealth and local celebrity but hints at the verbal irony that much of Gatsby's "greatness" is phony.

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