Vocabulary in The Great Gatsby

Instructor: Christopher Sailus

Chris has an M.A. in history and taught university and high school history.

In this lesson we explore some of the toughest and more antiquated vocabulary words that you will encounter when reading F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby.'

Vocabulary in The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 masterpiece, is an American literary classic. Today, it is read in nearly every high school in the United States, often in 10th or 11th grade. Its prose, descriptive language, and depiction of the prohibition era in the United States all make this book stand out. Like all great works of literature, it also includes some complex and unusual words that readers may not have seen before. In this lesson, we provide a quick list of some of the more uncommon words used in the book and go over the words' definitions.

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