The Great American Novel of love and betrayal in the Jazz Age is now a major film. The Great Gatsby (1925) is F.Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel of the American Jazz Age. It is the story of a fundamentally innocent man drawn to his own destruction through infatuation with a girl called Daisy whose voice is ‘full of money’. After his war service Jay Gatsby accumulates a fortune from organised crime and invents a legendary new persona for himself. He buys a luxury property on Long Island across the water from the mansion where Daisy now lives with her husband. He throws extravagant parties to attract her but her arrival only signals the unravelling of Gatsby’s cherished dream.