Francis Scott Fitzgerald (1896—1940) was an outstanding American novelist and short story writer. In his best works, Fitzgerald described convincingly the tragedy of man in capitalist society. The lust for money, inherent in the so-called "American Way of Life", proved a curse to many of his characters, and sometimes they became victims of their own wealth — like Major Jay Gatsby in this book.
The Great Gatsby (1925), Fitzgerald's best novel, is rightly considered to be a master¬piece of the 20th century American literature.
Other novels by Francis Scott Fitzgerald:
This Side of Paradise (1920), The Beautiful and Damned (1922), Tender Is the Night (1934), The Last Tycoon (uncompleted, pub¬lished posthumously in 1941). His best col¬lection of short stories: Tales of the Jazz Age (1922).