Probably it was some final guest who had been away at the ends of the earth and didn’t know that the party was over.

from F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby (Chapter IX) on Rap Genius


Here the diversity and wealth of Gatsby’s guests is emphasized one last time. Gatsby’s life is also compared to one big party that came to an end with his death: fitting, because most of his “friends” knew him only as a host of fantastic parties.

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