A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, widely considered to be the highest achievement of Fitzgerald's career and a contender for the title of the "Great American Novel." As the quintessential novel of the Jazz Age, Fitzgerald's work serves as both an exquisite portrait of the Roaring Twenties in America and a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. Acclaimed by generations of readers, the novel continues to embody the American spirit and the nation's enduring admiration for self-made success stories. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Fitzgerald's classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.