First Lines: The Great Gatsby

The only inhabitant of West Egg not to enjoy Jay Gatsby’s legendary parties is Jay Gatsby. The one girl he seeks to impress with them is already married. Glamorous, dangerous, hopeful and desperately in love, Gatsby’s naive dreams can only lead to destruction.

Don’t worry that this back cover blurb gives away the ending. The journey there is still worth it.

Book read
F. Scott Fitzgerald — The Great Gatsby
First line
In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.