The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby Allusions & Cultural References

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

  • Maecenas, a patron of the arts and a political advisor to Caesar Augustus (1.12)
  • J.P. Morgan, an American banker, one of America's first billionaires (1.12)

Pop Culture References

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