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F. Scott Fitzgerald Prezi

A brief prezi on F.Scott Fitzgerald

Evalyn Knight

on 12 June 2013

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By: Chloe & Evalyn F. Scott Fitzgerald Francis Scott Fitzgerald Death: December 21, 1940 He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. He was named after was his second cousin three times removed on his father's side, Francis Scott Key who wrote the lyrics to the "The Star-Spangled Banner." '
He attended the St. Paul Academy, where he saw his first piece of writing appear in print.
At the age of 15 Fitzgerald's parents sent him to the Newman School, a catholic school in New Jersey. It was there that Father Sigourney Fay met him and saw his talent in writing and encouraged him to continue to write. Fitzgerald dropped out of Princeton in 1917 to join the army. In doing so:
His fear of dying caused him to hastily write a novel called "The Romantic Egotist". The book was ultimately rejected, but the reviewer encouraged him to submit more work in the future.
He was commissioned to an infantry in Montgomery, Alabama, and it was there he met his future wife Zelda Sayre. Picture of F. Scott Fitzgerald from when he was at Princeton University After his failure to publish his first book, he tried again and:
1920- "This side of Paradise" is published and receives rave reviews
1922- "The Beautiful and The Damned" was his second novel
1925- "The Great Gatsby" was considered his most successful novel. His writing Career He became engaged to Zelda Sayre and married her on 3 April 1920
They both lived enjoying the free-thinking, hedonistic pursuits of the roaring twenties when the post-war American economy was booming.
Zelda became mentally ill which Fitzgerald used along with their dysfunctional relationship in his writings
Fitzgerald had a daughter named Frances Scott "Scottie" Fitzgerald (both in photo below) His Family life Fitzgerald became an alcoholic and very depressed by the end of his life
He went to Holly wood to be a screenwriter simply to get money quickly then return back to writing novels.
He died in Hollywood, California while he had begun working on his last novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon and he had completed over half the manuscript when he died of a heart attack on December 21, 1940, at the age of 44. Born: September 24, 1896
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