Although often overlooked for The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald actually considered this to be his greatest work. Taking place in the mid-1930s, the story follows Dick Diver, a young psychologist, and his wife (and patient), Nicole, as they entertain their wealthy friends at their rented villa in Southern France. Due to alcohol, half-hearted wedding vows, and unstable minds, everything begins to fall apart as the novel progresses.
While the book deals with serious subjects, the gleaming image of Roaring Thirties luxury at its zenith and descriptions of the sun-soaked French coastline make this an essential holiday read.
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Contributors: Lauren Walter from Passion Lilie