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The Roaring Twenties

Introduction to home-reading classes: "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, aimed at university students, level B2.

Anastasia Mamedova

on 18 October 2012

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The Roaring Twenties “Live now, pay tomorrow.” The US was very rich in these years Consumer goods poured off the assembly lines of big new factories The growth of industry made many Americans well-off Businessmen were popular figures in the 1920s Prohibition and bootleggers 1919 - The Eighteenth Amendment prohibited the making and selling of alcoholic drinks in the US. The start of Prohibition. Bootleg or bootlegging usually refers to making, transporting and/or selling illegal alcoholic liquor or copyrighted material; the term originates from concealing hip flasks of alcohol in the legging of boots 1933 – Prohibition was finally given up Flappers Flapper – fashionable and lively young woman of the 1920s. The typical flapper wore short skirts, had short hair, drank alcohol, and enjoyed smoking and dancing. At the time people thought flappers were immoral, but they are now often regarded as the first modern, independent women. Good times. Wild times. Speakeasy – an illegal drinking place, typically higher class Al Capone Art Deco style Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (1896 – 1940)

This Side of Paradise (1920);
The Beautiful and Damned (1922);
The Great Gatsby (1925);
Tender is the Night (1934);
The Last Tycoon (published posthumously, 1942).
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