From the days when the Model T Ford would set you back $575, alcohol was illegal and Gandhi had just emerged as a public figure in India right up until there was sound in films, they began construction on the Empire State building and Scotch tape was invented, this frame of time from 1920 to 1929 was the Jazz Age. This was also the time of other history makers such as Charlie Chaplin, J. R. R. Tolkien and Adolf Hitler. Though aside from these history making events there were also important things happening in the world of American literature.
Most notable were the group of American expatriates living in Paris and other parts of Europe known by a title coined by Gertrude Stein, these writers were known as the Lost Generation. These writers were the new self styled Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during WWI. Some of the most significant members of this group were Ernest Hemingway, T. S. Eliot and of course F. Scott Fitzgerald, each of which wrote several important works which