F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul Minnesota on September 24, 1896. He was named after his second cousin and his sister that passed away before he was born. His father was an alcoholic when Francis was a young child; his mother was very ambitious he grew up around wealth and privilege. The first part of his childhood they lived in Buffalo, New York. He got into Princeton in 1913 he spent most of his time writing music for Triangular Club theatrical productions for the school. He did drop out of Princeton to join the United States army. After he dropped out he did write his very first novel that made him famous it was This Side of Paradise it was the perfect time for him to write a novel because of the way the world was going during the twenties. In the 20th century, he was awarded one of the greatest American Writers. Francis got married to a woman named Zelda. His wife was jealous of all his fame after a while Francis soon became an alcoholic after becoming famous. She was furious with his fame and collapsed into madness. They had moved to Paris but in 1931 they moved to America during the Great Depression. After he finished another novel in 1934 he retreated to Hollywood. He was still a scriptwriter and still had a bad alcohol problem but that never stopped him from writing books. But he was also known as a disappointment because of his alcoholism and his wife’s mental illness. For a while it was hard for him to make money but he took his writing very seriously through it all. He had been the spokesperson known for the decade from all of the novels he wrote. One of Francis’s most famous books that were also turned into a movie was The Great Gatsby. He wrote the book in 1925 it was one of his greatest achievement... ... middle of paper ... ...Pavlovski. Vol. 157. Detroit: Gale, 2005. Literature Resource Center. Web. 5 Feb. 2014. Document URL http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CH1420061763&v=2.1&u=wess31467&it=r&p=LitRC&sw=w&asid=e414fdb1c7051af37dc32445758dd68f Kumamoto, Chikako D. "Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby." Explicator 60.1 (Fall 2001): 37-41. Rpt. in Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Linda Pavlovski. Vol. 157. Detroit: Gale, 2005. Literature Resource Center. Web. 5 Feb. 2014. Document URL http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CH1420061764&v=2.1&u=wess31467&it=r&p=LitRC&sw=w&asid=58a9e6212d8f5db921410a985b57f0fc SparkNotes Editors. (2002). SparkNote on The Great Gatsby. Retrieved January 14, 2014, from http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gatsby/ SparkNotes Editors. “SparkNote on The Great Gatsby.” SparkNotes LLC. 2002. http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/gatsby/ (accessed January 14, 2014).

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