The Only Use of
The Great Gatsby
- I remember the portrait of him up in Gatsby's bedroom, a gray, florid man with a hard, empty face — the pioneer debauchee, who during one phase of American life brought back to the Eastern seaboard the savage violence of the frontier brothel and saloon.
p. 100..7frontier = a wilderness area starting to be settled
(frontier as in: the frontier of Tibet) an international boundary or a wilderness at the edge of a settled area