One of the few available book-length studies of the novel (83,250 words approx) for single copy use not for multiple copying. Nine chapters offer a coherent interpretation of this novel which stresses the central role of the narrator Nick Carraway. Also contains a Directed Study Guide to the text. The critical analysis references the latest critical literature on the novel. Written for high school and undergraduate students and their teachers. This work is the product of five years teaching "The Great Gatsby" and six months of intensive research.