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19 Reasons "The Great Gatsby" Is The Best Novel Of All Time

Happy 90th anniversary, old sport.

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1. F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby has shaped the minds and hearts of readers of all ages for 90 years.

2. The Great Gatsby is so well loved that it's the kind of book readers return to again and again.

11. And there’s this: “'They’re such beautiful shirts,' she sobbed, her voice muffled in the thick folds. 'It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such — such beautiful shirts before.'"


13. Unlike Gatsby, the book didn't fade into the background. Now it's on nearly every high school reading list across the United States.

It's the comeback story that Jay Gatsby wanted (and deserved).


16. And for those not inclined towards tattoos, there are always shirts.

19. Finally, if parties over the weekend seem too overwhelming, you can read the book, and still say you partied with Gatsby.