The Great Gatsby is a classic novel about the corruption of wealth and prestige. When Nick moves to New York in pursuit of a bond career he finds himself mixed up with a group of affluent acquaintances. Nick’s cousin Daisy and her husband Tom befriend Nick as he gets settled in his new home. Before long Nick discovers that Tom is having an affair with the wife of a service station owner. This disturbs Nick, especially as he realizes that few others are bothered by the infidelity.
Tom and Daisy are members of the local high society and many of their friends spend Saturday nights at magnificent parties held at the Gatsby residence. By sheer coincidence Nick discovers he is the next door neighbor of Jay Gatsby, whom people know very little about.
Over the summer Nick is informed of some surprising incites into the life of the rich. After discovering immorality, dishonesty and eventually murder Nick loses his faith in the American dream as he sees firsthand the ability of money to corrupt.