My favorite book of all time is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The writing in the book is absolutely beautiful, and I love the symbolism in the story. It takes place during the 1920's, with beautiful costumes, interesting people, and practices different from the modern era. Even though some view the characters as unlikable, they are very well developed and fully realized with questionable morals but understandable motivations. It truly is a classic!