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From the Publisher"A thoughtful and penetrating appraisal of the morals, ideas, and ideals of pre-World War I America that became the subjects of national debate prior to Fitzgerald's composition of The Great Gatsby. Berman succeeds brilliantly in opening to the reader a new door to understanding Fitzgerald's great novel. In a lucid, graceful, readable book, Berman proves that fine scholarship can always uncover a new layer of meaning enabling us to enter the world of the novel as if for the first time. No reader could ask for more."
—Ruth Prigozy, Hofstra University
"Berman provides new perspectives on Gatsby by showing how prevailing ideas and attitudes of the time prompted Fitzgerald to probe moral and ethical issues for this novel. . . . Berman's analysis of how the story unfolds and Gatsby captures the reader's emotion and compassion is an important contribution to the study of this novel."