F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, is thought by many to be the definitive novel of the 1920's. This fascinating era, known also as the Roaring Twenties or the Jazz Age, was a time of great social, economic, and cultural change in America. All of this is reflected throughout the novel by a number of parties, both large and small. You can tell much about people by their parties: their tastes, their social status, their lifestyles. And besides, who doesn't love a party?