The Great Gatsby: The Beautiful And The Damned

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F. Scott Fitzgerald, born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, was born on September 24, 1896 and died on December 21, 1940. He was named after Francis Scott Key, the writer of the “Star-Spangled Banner”, and also his second cousin three times removed on his fathers ' side. While both of his parents were practicing catholics, Fitzgerald grew up and chose not to follow there path. His mother, Mary McQuillan, was from an Irish-Catholic family, and she came from a family that had made a small fortune in the wholesale grocery business, while his father, Edward Fitzgerald, was the type of man that passed through multitudes of jobs in his lifetime. He started his own business that failed to take off, so he ended up getting a job with Procter & Gamble. He managed to hold that job for about a decade, but ultimately lost it and his family moved back to St. Paul, Minnesota and lived off of the wealth of money that his …show more content…
The Beautiful and the Damned cemented his status as one of the greatest artists in the Jazz Age. Since he was looking for a change in his scenery, he moved to Valescure, France. It was in Valescure that is the place that inspired his greatest novel, The Great Gatsby. The Great Gatsby is narrated by Nick Carraway, who has just recently moved to West Egg, which was located in Long Island, New York. He narrates the new adventures that he goes on with the mysterious neighbor Jay Gatsby. It also chronicles Nick and Jay 's strange relationship and Gatsby 's attempts to regain the love of Daisy, who Gatsby once dated and never stopped loving. Daisy 's husband looks into Gatsby 's past and uncovers that he is really a bootlegger and eventually Gatsby 's death. Even though critics of his day and age loved The Great Gatsby, it wasn 't until the 1950 's-1960 's that it achieved stature as one of the greatest novels ever written, but by then Fitzgerald had already

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