How is the Buchanans' house described in "The Great Gatsby"?


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In "The Great Gatsby," the Buchanans' house is described as a Georgian colonial with a huge lawn, French windows and a private dock. The house is located in East Egg, which Nick, the narrator, considers more fashionable than West Egg. East and West Egg represent the East and West Hamptons of Long Island, New York.

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Words such as "palaces," "glittered" and "fashionable" are used to describe the exclusive, old money style of East Egg. In contrast to the good taste of the Buchanans' home, Gatsby's home in West Egg is seen as unsophisticated, lavish and tasteless. Nick also lives in West Egg and considers his home an eyesore.

"The Great Gatsby" is a novel set in the Jazz Age, and it was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. It was published on April 10, 1925.

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