For Sale: Nick Carraway’s House

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The house appears to blend in with its landscape, almost disappear beside canopy trees until it’s in danger of becoming an afterthought. There is nothing particularly regal about it. It’s the type of place one of Fitzgerald’s characters would have driven by and forgotten about by the time his motorcar rounded the next bend, or never noticed at all.

Over at Lit Hub, Alex Brunkhorst explores the Long Island house F. Scott Fitzgerald rented for a short time and which, he argues, might have been the inspiration for Nick Carraway’s house in The Great Gatsby.


Victor Luo is a graduate of UC Davis's MA in Creative Writing program specializing in fiction. He lives in Los Angeles where he loves never having to be cold. More from this author →