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Off the Path from New York to Boston

Westport Stakes Its Claim To ‘The Great Gatsby’

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Fitzgerald estate
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F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald at their home in Westport, Conn.

F. Scott Fitzgerald set his novel The Great Gatsby on Long Island’s North Shore – with its opulent mansions, beautiful gardens and decadent parties. But some people think Fitzgerald might have been inspired by another location – across Long Island Sound in Westport, Connecticut.