The great Gatsby: the limits of wonder
In this study Richard Lehan argues that The Great Gatsby is one of the greatest American novels, crafted of rich symbolism and a narrative style that reflects the moral ambiguity of the 1920s period it depicts.
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The Importance of the Work
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