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F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fizgerald's biography, an important person during the 1920's and 1930's
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Clifton Smalley

on 26 February 2013

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1920's F. Scott Fitzgerald The Beginning His later life F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24th, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota.

He was born in the South of Irish decent.

His father's name was Edward Fitzgerald and his mother's was Mary McQuillan.

F. Scott Fitzgerald attended St. Paul Academy from 1908-1911.

In 1911, he then went to Newman School in Hackensack, New Jersey until 1913.

He transferred to Princeton University in 1913 but never graduated. His education F. Scott Fitzgerald's occupational field was writing.

His first piece of writing was written when he was thirteen years old.

It was a detective story and was published in the St. Paul Academy school newspaper.

Fitzgerald didn't truly dedicate himself to being a writer until he attended Princeton University. His employment While at Princeton University, Fitzgerald wrote scripts for Princeton's famous Triangle Club musicals.

He also wrote articles for Princeton Tiger humor magazine and stories for the Nassau Literary Magazine.

However, his dedication to his writing effected his coursework and he was put on academic probation. His employment F. Scott Fitzgerald decided to drop out of school and join the army.

Weeks before reporting for duty, hastily wrote a novel called "The Romantic Egotist" in fear that he would die before his literary skills were revealed.

During the war, he was assigned to Camp Sheridan and fell in love with Zelda Sayre, the daughter of an Alabama Supreme Court judge.

After the war ended in 1919, he returned to St. Paul to rewrite his novel. His major achievements In the year 1920, at the age of 23, F. Scott Fitzgerald published his first novel called, "This Side of Paradise."

This book caused him to become an overnight literary sensation and a week later he married Zelda Sayre. The two became high living celebrities.

He started to produce stories about the young, rich, post-war generation such as "Bernice Bobs her Hair", "The Ice Palace," "May Day" and "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz." Through these, he applied the term "The Jazz Age" during the roaring twenties.

He wrote his next novel, after the summer had gone by, called "The Beautiful and Damned," about the beautiful people of that age.

Scott and Zelda had their first child, born in October 1921 and named her Frances Scott.

In April of 1925, Scott published "The Great Gatsby" after taking time to revise it in the winter. His final years/ Big Question "The Great Gatsby" was well received but it wasn't until the 1950's-1960's after Fitzgerald had died that the book achieved its glory.

It later became known as the supreme achievement of his career and his finest work ever created.
It is a novel of the portrayal of the "Jazz Age" and was the definitive of the Roaring Twenties.

"The Great Gatsby" has been acclaimed by many generations of readers. It is one of the most well known classics of twentieth century literature and one of the greatest American novels ever written.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's fourth and final completed novel was "Tender is the Night." Initially, his novel was poorly received but in time it gained its reputation as a great American novel.

In the year of 1939, F. Scott Fitzgerald began work on another novel called, "The Love of the Last Tycoon," and had over half of the manuscript completed.

However due to years of alcohol and depression, Fitzgerald died at the young age of 44 of a heart attack on December 21st, 1940 before he could finish it. F. Scott Fitzgerald as a young boy and while he attended St. Paul Academy. F. Scott Fitzgerald as a young adult while attending Academy. F. Scott Fitzgerald and two of his
friends while attending Princeton University. F. Scott Fitzgerald's Screen Writers' Guild Inc.
membership card. Bookends of F. Scott Fitzgerald's writing career while he was a part of the Triangle Club at Princeton University. F. Scott Fitzgerald writing his first novel, "This Side of Paradise." F. Scott Fitzgerald in the army. F. Scott Fitzgerald with his wife
Zelda and their daughter Frances Scott. The first edition of Fitzgerald's first novel,
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