F. Scott Fitzgerald

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N. Bhaskar

Ms. Budacki

American Literature

19 December 2013

Author Report on F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald is one of the greatest American authors. Many of Fitzgerald’s novels are considered classics and will forever be read. Fitzgerald is most known for his novels detailing the youth of America in the 1920s to the 1930s. Many of these books that Fitzgerald wrote are based of his life experiences. Fitzgerald is considered a literary genius and also lived a very interesting life.

Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 and died on December 21, 1950 in Hollywood, California. Fitzgerald was born an only child to an unsuccessful aristocratic father and energetic mother. For early schooling Fitzgerald attended St. Paul Academy from 1908-1910 and the Newman School from 1911-1913. While attending these schools Fitzgerald tried to hard to become “cool” and was often seen as unpopular.

Fitzgerald’s college life was the start of his writing career. In 1913 Fitzgerald enrolled in Princeton. Within his first year, he became a prominent figure in the literary scene. One of his notable achievements at Princeton was becoming a prominent member in the Triangle Club, one of the best-known theater troupes in the country. Unfortunately, in his junior year of 1917, he was put on academic probation. Fitzgerald then joined the army and was stationed near Montgomery, Alabama in July 1918. While stationed at Montgomery Fitzgerald met the love of his life.

Zelda Sayre was a daughter of the Alabama Supreme Court Judge and lived near Montgomery where she met Fitzgerald. They fell in love and headed to the big city of New York were Fitzgerald was hoping to get instant literary success. Instead Fitzgerald got an advertising job. Deterr...

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...had failures, making him human and relatable. Fitzgerald contribution to literature will forever been know. From his masterpiece to his failed play Fitzgerald was an interesting man and an amazing author.

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