Last Updated on January 4, 2021
Written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald and published in 1925, The Great Gatsby wasn’t always the literary classic that it is known for today. In its first year, it sold no more than 20,000 copies. Today however, it’s become a reading requirement in American high school curricula, and also has several adaptations in film and theatre.
Who is Jay Gatsby
The novel tells the story of how Nick Carraway becomes entangled in the lives of mysterious multi-millionaire Jay Gatsby, the dazzling Daisy Buchanan, and her husband Tom. Gatsby uses Carraway to get close to his ex-lover Daisy. Meanwhile, things take a complicated turn when Tom’s mistress, Myrtle, gets into an accident. Myrtle’s husband murders Jay because of Tom’s false information. By the end of the story, Nick has come to hate New York and the lavish lifestyle of the elite.
Known for its flapper culture, jazz music, and splendid parties where booze flowed like fountains, the roaring 20s was an era to remember.
Glittering Great Gatsby Font
To evoke The Great Gatsby feel, you can use the original font used for the 2013 film. It’s called Atlas designed by Harold Lohner. Since it’s not free, a spiffy alternative would be Andes. For more art deco style fonts, go to Fonts In Use.