In these divisive times, ‘The Great Gatsby’ offers hope, decency and wonder

'The Great Gatsby'

‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1925, 182 pages

“The Great Gatsby,” F. Scott Fitzgerald’s cautionary fable of the Roaring Twenties of the last century, remains a work from which we can still learn a thing or two.

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in the Midwest and was in the Army near Montgomery, Ala., when he met Zelda Sayre, the debutante/dancer who became the inspiration for the heroines in both “The Beautiful and the Damned” and “Tender Is the Night.”