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illusion, 101
imagination, 104, 105
incarnation, 117
inessential, unessential, 172, 189; See accident
insurance, 46
inquisitions, interminable, 185
isles, blessed, abounding, 124
interest, intense personal, 172; See caring
Italian child, 30

J

jazz, 51, 135; See music
"Jazz History of the World", 54-55
jealous, jealousy, 131
Jewess, 178
jonquils, 96
Jordan. See Baker, Jordan
judgements
Nick's inclination to reserve them, 5
a matter of infinite hope, 6
julep, mint, 133, 134, 136
July 5th, 1922, 65
June, 67, 152
June nineteen-eighteen, 52

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K

Kaiser Wilhelm, 37
Kant, 93
Kapiolani, 139
Katspaugh, 73
Kaye, Ella, 105, 107; See Cody, Dan
king's daughter, the, 127; See Buchanan, Daisy
"killed a man," 48, 65,142; See Gatsby, Jay, rumors about
kiss, 85, 111, 113, 117, 121, 122-23, 157
kiss-me-at-the-gate, 96; See botanical refernces
Klipspringer, Ewing, 67, 96, 99-100, 176-77
knickerbockers, 66
kyke, 38; See bigotry

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L

ladder, to a secret place, 117
laden, 146, 170
Lake Forest, 10
Lake Superior, 104, 105
lavender, 98, 155
lavender-colored taxi, 31; See car
lawn, lawns; See green
wide, 7
running toward the front door, 11
bird on the, 20
Gatsby on his, 25
banjoes on the, 51
twinkled hilariously on his, 65
Gatsby's overpopulated, 72
Jordan walking half on, 79
along the border of the, 152
Nick shouts across, 162 
leaned back, 84, 138; See backward
leaning forward
Tom described as, 11
Daisy, 13, 19
effect of Daisy's murmur, 13, 18; See voice
Jordan, 19
movie director toward his Star, 113; See gestures
leaves, great bursts of, 8; See green; botanical references
letter, letters, 81, 158
Lewis guns, 70
library
Buchanan's, 20
Gatsby's, 49, 96
sitting in, possibly sobering, 50; See Owl-eyes
Jordan and Gatsby coming from, 57
of Yale Club, 61
life; See vitality
promises of, 6
Nick's aphorisms about, 9
inexhaustible variety of, 40 
intense, Gatsby and Daisy possessed by, 102
pap of, 117; See breast
starts over in the fall, 125
Little Girl Bay, 106
longest day, 16
Long Island
described, 9
Mr. McKee has worked on, 36
being borne out to, 45
Jordan meeting Gatsby on, 80
Gatsby's house, a boat along shore of, 103
stagnant in heat, 124
dawn on, 159
Long Island Sound, described, 9; See Sound, the
Louisiana, swamps of, 54
Louisville
Jordan's and Daisy's hometown, 24, 79
Tom's train to, 80
returning to, 116
married in, 80-81, 134 
"Love Nest, The," 100
Lucille [Mrs. McKee], 38
Lucille [girl at Gatsby's party], 47-48
Lutheran
college, St. Olaf, 105
minister, 182 

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M

Madame de Maintenon, 105-106
Madison Avenue, 61
Mæcenas, 8
magic, magical, 115, 160; See enchanted
maid, Gatsby's, spitting 94; See water, physiological
Main Street, 28; See valley of ashes
Marie Antoinette, 96
marriage, marry, married. See wedding
to be arranged between Jordan and Nick, 23
Nick not rumored into, 24
mistakes in, 37-39
fights, 56-57
Tom's and Daisy's, 80-81, 134
Gatsby felt, 157
length of Wilson's, 164-65
Marseilles, 38
mascara, 56
McKees, the, 33
described, 34
Mrs. compliments Myrtle, 35
Chester, his art promoted 35
bigotry of Mrs., 38
portfolio of Mr., 42
Mediterranean, 38
medium, a, 128
Mendelssohn's Wedding March, 134
"Merton College Library", 96
metallic, 20, 127
Metropole, the old, 74, 75
Michaelis, the young Greek, 143, 164-68, 171
Midas, 8; See gold
middle-west, 7, 69, 184
milk. See white; breast; moon
of wonder, 117
glass of, 175 
millionaires, proximity of, 10
Minnesota, 105, 175
Miss This or That's, 184
mistress, 28, 65
money
like new from the mint, 8
Tom Buchanan's, 10
Myrtle on, 35
easy, 46
non-olfactory, 73
three years to earn it, 95
trying to separate Dan Cody from his, 105
inherited from Dan Cody, 107
Daisy's voice full of, 127
Wilson's need to make some, 130
Gatsby's phantom millions, 156
retreated back into their, 188 
Montana copper, 105; See exploration
Montauk Point, 36
Monte Carlo, 38
Montenegro, 70-71
Montreal, 155
moon, moonlight, moonlit; See white
premature, produced out of a caterer's basket, 47 
risen higher, floating in the Sound, 51
wafer of a , 60
soaked with wet light his tangled clothes, 105
pale thin ray of, 113
sidewalk white with, 117
silver curve of the, 126
gravel, 149
Gatsby standing in the, 153
lustreless, 185
obscene word in the, 188
rose higher, 189
Morgan, 8
mother, 34; See breast
moths, 43, 83
movies, moving pictures
magazine, 31
ghostly celebrity of, 111
director and his Star, 113; See gestures
around Fiftieth Street, 132
movie stars, apartments of, 83
Muldoon who strangled his wife, 66
Mumble, Mr., 47, 48
Murray Hill Hotel, 61
music; See jazz
Daisy's voice as an arrangement of notes, 13-14, 114-15
of nature, 25
Gatsby's orchestra, 44
tenor and contralto, 51
a quavering soprano, 56
sing notes on face, 56; See drunk
caterwauling horns, crescendo, 60
melody from Gatsby's car horn, 68
Mendelssohn's Wedding March, 134
suffocating chords, 139 
mystery, mysteries, mysterious, 76, 155, 157, 160

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National Biscuit Company, 120; See biscuits
Negro, Negros, 73, 147; See bigotry
Nevada silver fields, 105
New Haven, 7, 10, 11, 136; See Yale
New Jersey, 113, 141
New Orleans, man from, 80
newspapers, 144, 171, 173, 175
New York, 9, 15, 19, 31, 43, 54
Nick. See Carraway, Nick
1902, journalism of, 106
1906, September 12th, 181
nineteen-seventeen, 79, 80
nineteen-eighteen, June, 52
nineteen-nineteen, 136, 179
1922, July 5th, 65
nightmare, 171
Ninth Machine-Gun Battalion, 51
nobody, 166, 182
Nobody, Mr., from Nowhere, 137
Nordics, 18, 24
Normandy, 9
North Dakota, 104
nose
the butler's, 18
nonexistent, 27
Myrtle's broken, 41, 164; See violence
shot off, 67; See violence
Wolfsheim's, 73-74
the chauffeur's, 90
blue, of producer, 111 
nothing, 24, 29, 114, 153, 157, 179; See wreath
November, 160
nurse [hospital], 21
nurse [nanny], 123

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obscene word, 188
ocean, scalloped, 124
October, 79, 156, 186
oculist, some wild wag of an, 27
Oggsford College in England. See Oxford; Wolfsheim; Gatsby; egg
Ohio, towns beyond the, 185
oil business, 95
"old sport"
first appearance, 52 (and thereafter in Gatsby's dialogue)
challenged and repelled by Tom, 134, 141 
158th Street, 32
orange, 98
orchid, orchids, 111, 158; See botanical references
Orderi di Danilo, 71
Ordways', the, 184
Owl-eyes, 49
in Gatsby's library, 49-50, 183; See drunk
at shorn-wheel accident, 58-59
his ghostly laughter, 96
at the cemetery, 183
Oxford, 53, 69, 71, 128-29, 135-36, 158-59, 179
Oxford, New Mexico, 129

P

Palm Beach, 23
Pammy, 124; See Buchanan, Daisy, her child
pap of life, 117; See breast
parents, 104,182
Paris, 70
Park, the; See Central Park
Parke, young, in trouble, 174
party guests. See Gatsby's guests
pasquinade, racy, 171
past, the, 116-117, 139, 160-61, 189
pastoral, 32
pearls, string of, 80-81, 188
Pennsylvania Station, 42, 61
perfume, 31
personality, defined by Nick, 6
photograph
of hen or old woman, 33
of Gatsby at Oxford, 71
of Dan Cody, 98-99
of Gatsby, age 18, 99
of Gatsby's house, 180 
photographers, 171, 173
pigsty, 120, 137
pink
clouds, 99
Gatsby's suit, 129, 162
glow from Daisy's room, 152 
plagiaristic, intimate revelations of young men, 6
plan, 16
Platonic conception, 104
Plaza Hotel, 79, 83. 132
plum, 96
policeman, 144, 146-148, 171, 173
polo. See games
pompadour, Gatsby's, 99
pool. See swimming pool
poor, the hot struggles of the, 157
Port Roosevelt, 72, 168
postern, 96
Presbyterian nymphs, 74
priest, 165
Probity Trust, 61
Punch Bowl, the, 139
puppies, 31-32; See dog

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Queens, borough of, 28
Queensboro Bridge, 73

R

race issues, 17-18, 73; See bigotry
railroad; See train
real, realism, reality
books in Gatsby's library, 50
the unreality of, 105
grotesque, 154
material without being, 169
photo, 180
red. See rose
Nick's books bound in gold and, 8
wine-colored rug, 12, 122
crimson room, 22
gas-pumps, 25
Catherine's hair, 34
hair of young lady singing and weeping, 55
rubies, crimson-lighted depths, 71, 99
-belted, ocean-going ships, 72
white, and blue banners, 79
circle in the water, thin, 170 
Red Cross, 80
repeat the past; See past, the
reporter, an ambitious young, 103
restlessness, 68
Restoration, 96
revelations, intimate, of young men, 6; See aphorisms
rich, 10, 24, 156-57
riot, 105
riotous
excursions, 6
island, 9 
"Rise of the Colored Empires, The", 17
roadhouse, 69
Rockefeller, John D., 31
Rolls-Royce, 43; See car
romantic
readiness [of Gatsby], 6
affection [of light on Daisy's face], 18
birdsong on the lawn, 20
apartments concealed overhead at Wilson's garage, 29
speculation about Gatsby, 48
women on Fifth Avenue, 61
Gatsby's look at Daisy, 80
possibilities at Gatsby's party, 115 
Rome, 70
Roosevelt, Mrs. Claud, 50
"Rosary, The," 178
rose, roses; See red
half acre of, 12
bright rosey-colored space 12
rosey-colored porch, 16
Nick as a, 19
reach me a, 65
bedrooms swathed in, 96
rosebeds, 124
petals, 158
a grotesque thing, 169 
Rosenthal, Rosy, 74-75
rotogravure pictures, 23

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