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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.

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

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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.'"

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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.

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

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

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

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