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F. Scott Fitzgerald - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about F. Scott Fitzgerald

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of Great Gatsby, and Beautiful and the Damned; twentieth century American Literature
F. Scott Fitzgerald
(1896 - 1940)

 
Category:  American Literature
 
Born:  September 24, 1896
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
 
Died:  December 21, 1940
Hollywood, California, United States
 
Related authors:
Anita Loos, Ernest Hemingway, H. L. Mencken, James Joyce, Janet Flanner, Morley Callaghan, Ring Lardner, Sylvia Beach, The Saturday Evening Post, William Faulkner
 
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F. Scott Fitzgerald - LIFE STORIES
 
 
3/10/1948     Scott & Zelda
On this day in 1948, F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife, Zelda, and eight other patients were killed in a fire at the Highland Mental Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. This was eighteen years after Zelda's first mental breakdown and eight years after Scott's fatal heart attack -- a world away from the Jazz Age they helped to define, and which helped to defeat them.
3/19/1924     Not So Great Gatsby Titles
On this day in 1924, feeling that he had finally found the ideal title for his new novel, F. Scott Fitzgerald enthusiastically wired his editor, Max Perkins, that he was "CRAZY ABOUT TITLE UNDER THE RED WHITE AND BLUE...." Not as crazy as her husband about this one, or about "The High Bouncing Lover," or " Among the Ash Heaps," Zelda (and Perkins) eventually talked him into The Great Gatsby.
4/10/1925     Fitzgerald and Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald said that he received his theme early: "That was always my experience -- a poor boy in a rich town; a poor boy in a rich boy's school; a poor boy in a rich man's club at Princeton.... I have never been able to forgive the rich for being rich, and it has colored my entire life and works." Both the life and the works would disappoint: in Fitzgerald's last, worn-out year, royalties for Gatsby and all his other books totalled $13.13.
6/27/1928     Joyce, Fitzgerald, Jumping
On this day in 1928 Sylvia Beach hosted a dinner party in order that F. Scott Fitzgerald, who "worshipped James Joyce, but was afraid to approach him," might do so. Out of nervousness or champagne, Fitzgerald greeted his hero by dropping down on one knee, kissing his hand, and declaring, "How does it feel to be a great genius, Sir? I am so excited at seeing you, Sir, that I could weep."
8/4/1821     The Post & F. Scott Fitzgerald
On this day in 1821, the first issue of The Saturday Evening Post appeared. For over a century it aimed "to present the best and worthiest of contemporaneous literature," as long as this didn't clash with its larger mission: "There is nothing worthy or permanent in life that is not clean, and in its plans and purposes the new Saturday Evening Post preaches and practices the gospel of cleanliness. . . ."
10/21/1940     For Whom the Bell Tolls
On this day in 1940 Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls was published. It had been over a decade since A Farewell to Arms, and though there had been a handful of books during that time, the critics had not thought much of them. About this one, many agreed with Edmund Wilson: "Hemingway the artist is with us again; and it is like having an old friend back."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Beautiful and Damned
fiction
 
F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Life in Letters
by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Judith S. Baughman (Editor), Matthew Joseph Bruccoli (Editor)
letters
 
Short Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald
by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Matthew J. Bruccoli (Editor), Penny Kaganoff (Editor)
anthology, fiction
 
The Great Gatsby
fiction
 
The Great Gatsby [unabridged]
by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tim Robbins (Narrator), Robert Sean Leonard (Narrator)
audio CD
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda
by Jackson Bryer, Cathy Barks
letters
 
Fitzgerald and Hemingway: A Dangerous Friendship
by Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
biography
 
Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald
by Matthew Joseph Bruccoli
biography
 
Sometimes Madness is Wisdom: Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, a Marriage
by Kendall Taylor
biography
 
The Collected Writings of Zelda Fitzgerald
by Zelda Fitzgerald, Matthew Joseph Bruccoli (Editor)
anthology, fiction, essays
 
Zelda: A Biography
by Nancy Milford
biography
 
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F. Scott Fitzgerald Centenary Home Page
Features a biography and chronological timeline of events in the author's life, a bibliography, quotations, and a variety of multimedia resources including scans of first edition dust jackets, and audio and video clips, including Fitzgerald reading works by John Keats, John Masefield, and William Shakespeare. A large collection of assorted facts about the author's life is also provided.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Image Gallery
Collection of images from the Princeton University Library.
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