The novel provides a portrait of the Eastern elite during the Jazz Age, exploring New York Café Society. As with his other novels, Fitzgerald's characters are complex, especially in their marriage and intimacy, much like how he treats intimacy in Tender Is the Night. The book is believed to be largely based on Fitzgerald's relationship and marriage with Zelda Fitzgerald.
Published in: 1922
Word count: 123,491 words (≈ about 8 hours)
Copyright: This work is available for countries where copyright is Life+70 and in the USA.