The glittering parties Gatsby gives at his superb Long Island home are talked of far and wide: nearly everyone of renown samples his fabulous hospitality. But what do they know of him? He seems to be a man without a background, without history; whose eyes are always searching the glitter and razzmatazz for something... someone though no one knows who or what. None of the socialites can fathom him. But as his tragic story unfolds, Gatsby's destructive dreams and passions are revealed.
'Fitzgerald opens up rich vistas on no less a problem than what might be involved, what might be at stake, in trying to see, and write, America itself'