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The genesis of a masterpiece, 'The Great Gatsby'; the oracle of Delphi

December 25th, 2014

Episode 106 of 506 episodes

Set in the exclusive West Egg, which was really Great Neck on Long Island, New York of 1922, Gatsby accurately reflected the mood of an era, the post-war, pre-great depression period of wild partying by the smart set of New York’s “jazz age”. Writer, F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda were a central part of this culture;