She vanished into her rich house, into her rich, full life, leaving Gatsby - nothing…Daisy, gleaming like silver, safe and proud above the hot struggles of the poor." All his life, F Scott Fitzgerald mined his affairs for material.Much has been made of the Fitzgeralds' fascination with the moneyed classes.
But the Fitzgeralds didn't have the huge wealth that shored up many of their contemporaries.
The Fitzgeralds played to a fantastical notion of themselves, losing sight of the reality, that they were a couple of limited means. Here, they rented a house and Scott worked on The Great Gatsby, although he failed to finish it, unsurprising given that he was working in a house one of whose rules was "visitors are required not to break down doors in search of liquor." It was decided that the family would move to France, and in 1924 the pair set sail with their daughter Scottie.