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The Great Gatsby Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 9, The Great Gatsby Summary

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Chapter 9, The Great Gatsby Summary

Writing from a perspective that narration indicates is two months after the event, Nick says the newspapers covered Gatsby's death with a tendency towards sensationalism, that Mrs. Wilson's sister Catherine testified at the inquest that her sister had never been unfaithful, and that Tom and Daisy disappeared. Also, while at Gatsby's house, Nick takes a phone call in which the caller speaks about some kind of bond scheme set up in a small town that seems to be in trouble, but hangs up when Nick reveals that he isn't Gatsby. Meanwhile, Gatsby's father (Mr. Henry Gatz) arrives, having read of his son's death in the paper and immediately traveling out. Over the next few days, it seems to Nick that Mr. Gatz's pride in his son's success and achievements is greater than his grief.

As Mr. Gatz and Nick are making...

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