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Full name was Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald.
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Born in St. Paul, Minnesota.
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Entered Princeton in 1913.
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First novel was "This Side of Paradise" in 1920.
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Married to Zelda Sayre.
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Published "The Great Gatsby" in 1925.
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Published "Tender Is the Night" in 1934.
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Died of a heart attack in 1940 while writing "The Last Tycoon."
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His first writing to appear in print was a detective story in the school newspaper when he was thirteen.
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
Fitzgerald attended the St. Paul Academy.
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
During 1911-1913 he attended the Newman School, a Catholic prep school in New Jersey.
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
He wrote the scripts and lyrics for the Princeton Triangle Club musicals and was a contributor to the Princeton Tiger humor magazine and the Nassau Literary Magazine.
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
Fitzgerald joined the army in 1917 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry.
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
Convinced that he would die in the war, he rapidly wrote a novel, “The Romantic Egotist”; the letter of rejection from Charles Scribner’s Sons praised the novel’s originality and asked that it be resubmitted when revised.
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
In June 1918 Fitzgerald was assigned to Camp Sheridan, near Montgomery, Alabama. There he fell in love with a celebrated belle, eighteen-year-old Zelda Sayre, the youngest daughter of an Alabama Supreme Court judge.
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
The Saturday Evening Post became Fitzgerald’s best story market, and he was regarded as a “Post writer.”
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
When Zelda Fitzgerald became pregnant they took their first trip to Europe in 1921 and then settled in St. Paul for the birth of their only child, Frances Scott (Scottie) Fitzgerald, who was born in October 1921.
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
The Fitzgeralds expected to become affluent from his play, The Vegetable.
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
Literary opinion makers were reluctant to accord Fitzgerald full marks as a serious craftsman.
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
As a social historian Fitzgerald became identified with the Jazz Age: “It was an age of miracles, it was an age of art, it was an age of excess, and it was an age of satire,” he wrote in “Echoes of the Jazz Age.”
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
Their marriage was damaged by Zelda’s involvement with a French naval aviator.
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
Fitzgerald made little progress on his fourth novel, a study of American expatriates in France provisionally titled “The Boy Who Killed His Mother,” “Our Type,” and “The World’s Fair.” During these years Zelda Fitzgerald’s unconventional behavior became increasingly eccentric.
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
Zelda Fitzgerald commenced ballet training, intending to become a professional dancer.
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
Zelda’s intense ballet work damaged her health and contributed to the couple’s estrangement. In April 1930 she suffered her first breakdown.
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
Fitzgerald’s peak story fee of $4,000 from The Saturday Evening Post may have had in 1929 the purchasing power of $40,000 in present-day dollars.
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
Zelda Fitzgerald suffered a relapse in February 1932 and entered Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. She spent the rest of her life as a resident or outpatient of sanitariums.
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
Fitzgerald went to Hollywood alone in the summer of 1937 with a six-month Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer screenwriting contract at $1,000 a week.
"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." F. Scott Fitzgerald Cemetary. 4 Dec. 2003. 13 Feb. 2005 <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.
. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) is best known for his novels and short stories which chronicle the excesses of America's 'Jazz Age' during the 1920s.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." The Literature Network. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.online-literature.com/fitzgerald/>.
Born into a fairly well-to-do family in St Paul, Minnesota in 1896 Fitzgerald attended, but never graduated from Princeton University.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." The Literature Network. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.online-literature.com/fitzgerald/>.
Here he mingled with the monied classes from the Eastern Seaboard who so obsessed him for the rest of his life.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." The Literature Network. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.online-literature.com/fitzgerald/>.
he spent much of his time writing and re-writing his first novel This Side of Paradise, which on its publication in 1920 became an instant success.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." The Literature Network. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.online-literature.com/fitzgerald/>.
In the same year he married the beautiful Zelda Sayre and together they embarked on a rich life of endless parties.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." The Literature Network. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.online-literature.com/fitzgerald/>.
Dividing their time between America and fashionable resorts in Europe, the Fitzgeralds became as famous for their lifestyle as for the novels he wrote.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." The Literature Network. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.online-literature.com/fitzgerald/>.
Fitzgerald once said 'Sometimes I don't know whether Zelda and I are real or whether we are characters in one of my novels'.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." The Literature Network. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.online-literature.com/fitzgerald/>.
He followed his first success with The Beautiful and the Damned (1922), and The Great Gatsby (1925) which Fitzgerald considered his masterpiece.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." The Literature Network. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.online-literature.com/fitzgerald/>.
It was also at this time that Fitzgerald wrote many of his short stories which helped to pay for his extravagant lifestyle.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." The Literature Network. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.online-literature.com/fitzgerald/>.
in the 1930s when Zelda became increasingly troubled by mental illness. Tender is the Night (1934), the story of Dick Diver and his schizophrenic wife Nicole, goes some way to show the pain that Fitzgerald felt.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." The Literature Network. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.online-literature.com/fitzgerald/>.
The book was not well received in America and he turned to script-writing in Hollywood for the final three years of his life.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." The Literature Network. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.online-literature.com/fitzgerald/>.
It was at this time he wrote the autobiographical essays collected posthumously in The Crack-Up and his unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." The Literature Network. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.online-literature.com/fitzgerald/>.
He died in 1940.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." The Literature Network. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.online-literature.com/fitzgerald/>.
He was given three names after the writer of The Star Spangled Banner, to whom he was distantly related.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." Books and Writers. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/fsfitzg.htm>.
His father, Edward Fitzgerald, was a salesman, a Southern gentleman, whose furniture business had failed.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." Books and Writers. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/fsfitzg.htm>.
Mary McQuillan, his mother, was the daughter of a successful wholesale grocer, and devoted to her only son.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." Books and Writers. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/fsfitzg.htm>.
The family moved regularly, but settled finally in 1918 in St. Paul.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." Books and Writers. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/fsfitzg.htm>.
At the age of 18 Fitzgerald fell in love with the 16-year-old Ginevra King, the prototype of Daisy Buchanan of The Great Gatsby.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." Books and Writers. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/fsfitzg.htm>.
His first published story, 'The Mystery of the Raymond Mortgage' appeared in 1909 in Now and Then.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." Books and Writers. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/fsfitzg.htm>.
he failed to become a football hero.
"F. Scott Fitzgerald." Books and Writers. 24 Feb. 2005 <http://www.kirjasto.sci.fi/fsfitzg.htm>.