The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is widely considered to be one of the greatest pieces of American literature. Written during the Roaring Twenties, the book received mediocre reviews and sold only 20,000 copies after being published in 1925. Fitzgerald died thinking his book was a failure, as it only began to gain praise after he passed away. Today, the book is a staple in high school literature classes, with themes surrounding the American Dream, social class and marriage. Which is better: the book or the movie?