Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby


Modernism Chapter Notes
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Chapter I

Chapter II

Chapter III

Chapter IV

Chapter V

Chapter VI

Chapter VII

Chapter VIII

Chapter IX


Literary Influences: 

My genial spirits fail ;

And what can these avail

To lift the smothering weight from off my breast ?

It were a vain endeavour,

Though I should gaze for ever

On that green light that lingers in the west :

I may not hope from outward forms to win

The passion and the life, whose fountains are within.


1802 (aged 30 in October)

STC writes first (long) version of Dejection

May 8, 1802

Napoleon becomes life Consul

June 1802

STC publishes Poems

September-October 1802

STC writing for Morning Post

October 4, 1802

STC publishes Dejection, William Wordsworth marries Mary Hutchinson

October 1802