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F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Jazz AgeThe 1920s was a time of dramatic social and political change. With the booming stock market, brought new money and new morality for young people. They were less concerned with traditional values and more interested in individualism and modernism.

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896. He is best known for his novel "The Great Gatsby". He was one of the most famouss authors of the Jazz Age. While in the army during World War I, he met Zelda. In 1920, he later married her and they had one child together. His novel "This Side of Paradise" was also published in 1920 and made Fitzgerald an overnight celebrity. In 1922 he published his second novel, "The Beautiful and the Damned". Finally, in 1924 he wrote "The Great Gatsby". After that his life began to unravel. He became a severe alcoholic and his wife suffered from mental health issues. In 1934 he published his fourth novel, "Tender is the Night". F. Scott Fitzgerald dealt with alcoholism and depression for a long time and died of a heart attack in 1940 at the age of 44.

[F.Scott Fitzgerald photo] Wikpedia Retrieved 9/27/14 from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:F_Scott_Fitzgerald_1921.jpg[F. Scott Fitzgerald bio video] Biography. Retrieved 9/27/14 from http://www.biography.com/people/f-scott-fitzgerald-9296261#final-years[F.Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda photo] NPR. Retrieved 9/27/14 from http://www.npr.org/2013/09/03/216164420/for-f-scott-and-zelda-fitzgerald-a-dark-chapter-in-asheville-n-c[This Side of Paradise photo] Retrived on 9/27/14 from https://www.princeton.edu/frist/iconography/p91.shtml[The Beautiful and the Damned photo] Retrieved on 9/27/14 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beautiful_and_Damned[The Great Gatsby photo] Retrieved on 9/27/14 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Gatsby[Tender is the Night photo] Retrieved on 9/27/14 from http://blogs.publishersweekly.com/blogs/PWxyz/2012/02/29/12-famous-book-titles-that-come-from-poetry/

"Often I think writing is a sheer paring away of oneself leaving always something thinner, barer, more meager.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald


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