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Annotated Bibliography

Achenbach, J. (2015, March 20). Why The Great Gatsby is the Great American Novel.

Retrieved from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/achenblog/wp/2015/03/20/why-the-

great-gatsby-is-the-great-american-novel/?utm_term=.c63dd8c3cc0a

The article includes F. Scott Fitzgeralds background and how the fame of the novel

started super slow. This article can help those that read The Great Gatsby because it

provides the time period that Fitzgerald lived in and why the book was written the way it

was. It discusses how and why the novel is The Great American Novel, from the jazz age

to the great depression.

Cregan-Reid, V. (2017, January 27). The Great Gatsby.

Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Great-Gatsby

This article gives a good summary for those who havent read the novel. It points out

every important detail from the story to make people want to read it. The novel,

beautifully spare in its prose style, is famous for capturing the mood of the 1920s,

especially the moral vacuity of a postwar society America obsessed with wealth and

status. Its letting the audience know when the novel takes place and how wealth over
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powered everything. Although hardly a success upon its release, the novel is considered

an American classic today.

Rothman, J. (2014, July 16). The Serious Superficiality of The Great Gatsby.

Retrieved from http://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-serious-superficiality-

of-the-great-gatsby

The article lets its readers understand that the novel is broadly understood as a classic

American novel, which suggests that it must have important things to say about the

twenties, money, love, and the American dream. The article compares it to other novels

out there and how The Great Gatsby isnt like other great American books.

Honan, D. (2013, May 24). Is The Great Gatsby the Most Overrated Literary Novel of All Time?

Retrieved from http://bigthink.com/think-tank/is-the-great-gatsby-the-most-overrated-

literary-novel-of-all-time

This article is great because it gives different points of views. It explains why they feel

the way they do about certain parts of the story but I find it great. Having different views

will make those reading it want to read the novel so they can have their own onions on

the novel.
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'The Great Gatsby' still challenges myth of American Dream. (n.d.).

Retrieved from http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2013/05/10/The-Great-Gatsby-

still-challenges-myth-of-American-Dream/stories/201305100196

The article has background life of F. Scott Fitzgerald and how the novel failed at first but

soon got its fame. "The Great Gatsby" is a novel for our time, dressed in the snazzy white

flannels and straw hats of the 1920s, but with a cautionary message and an existential

hero that feel right at home in the 21st century says the article. In just a small opinion it

tells its readers what The Great Gatsby is all about.

The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald: Read TIME's Original Review. (n.d.).

Retrieved from http://time.com/3765539/1925-review-great-gatsby/

It shows the original review of the novel, The Great Gatsby. Talks about how it is the

great American Novel and about the future of novel.

Churchwell, S. (2012, May 25). The Great Gatsby and the American dream.

Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/books/2012/may/25/american-dream-great-

gatsby
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In this article, it talks about how in one sense this hardly seems newsworthy, but it is

telling that even economists think that F Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece offers the most

resonant (and economical) shorthand for the problems of social mobility, economic

inequality and class antagonism that we face today. Other of Fitzgeralds novels and what

makes The Great Gatsby great.

(n.d.).

Retrieved from http://www.people.vcu.edu/~bmangum/gatsby.htm

This article tells its readers how people usually misunderstand the whole theme of the

novel. It explains in detail what the novel is truly about and how things such as the

American Dream tie into one of the greatest novels there is.

Schulz, K. (2013, May 06). Schulz: Why I Despise The Great Gatsby.

Retrieved from http://www.vulture.com/2013/05/schulz-on-the-great-gatsby.html

This article is great because it gives different points of views. Having different views will

make those reading it want to read the novel so they can have their own onions on the

novel. The writer tells its readers how they have read it more than once and how they

interpreted the novel.

Literary Articles. (n.d.).


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Retrieved from http://www.literary-articles.com/2009/06/fall-down-of-american-dream-

in-great.html

The American Dream was a big part of the novel and it explains how it ties into the

novel. It explains to the readers what the American Dream is for its readers to have a

better understanding of it and examples of how they showed the American Dream in the

novel.
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