F. Scott Fitzgerald

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F. Scott Fitzgerald F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “I am not a great man, but sometimes I think the impersonal and objective quality of my talent, and the sacrifices of it, in pieces, to preserve its essential value has some sort of epic grandeur” (“F. Scott Fitzgerald” St. James). Fitzgerald had heavy drinking problems and faced many financial failures throughout his life of writing but has proved to be gifted in many ways of writing. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was a short story writer, an essayist, and a novelist that was most famous during the Jazz Age of the 1920s and the Great Depression of the 1930s. F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Edward Fitzgerald and Mary McQuillan. Fitzgerald met Zelda Sayre when he was stationed near Montgomery, Alabama. Zelda was eighteen at the time and was the daughter of Judge Anthony Dickinson Sayre and Minnie Machen Sayre. Fitzgerald later married Zelda Sayre on April 3, 1920 (“F. Scott Fitzgerald” American). They had one child together and named her Frances Scott (“Francis”). When Fitzgerald was forty-four years old he died of a heart attack on December 21, 1940, in Hollywood, California (“F. Scott Fitzgerald” St. James). F. Scott Fitzgerald studied at Newman School, a Catholic prep school found in New Jersey (“F. Scott Fitzgerald” St. James). Fitzgerald played for their football team (“F. Scott Fitzgerald” American). He spent two years at the Newman School then enrolled at Princeton in 1913. He was placed on academic probation in 1917 and figured that it was highly unlikely for him to graduate. So he left Princeton and went to the Army (“F. Scott Fitzgerald” St. James). Aside from Fitzgerald being a writer, he was also a soldier for about fifteen... ... middle of paper ... ...e rich and famous. So he wrote many short stories for mass-circulation magazine articles, which he ended up doing for his lifetime (“F. Scott Fitzgerald” St. James). Even though Fitzgerald had many failures, he still never gave up and became more famous after he died. Fitzgerald is very dedicated and has written countless drafts for everything that he has written (“F. Scott Fitzgerald” St. James). Works Cited "F. Scott Fitzgerald." St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Ed. Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast. Detroit: St. James Press, 2000. Biography in Context. Web. 4 Apr. 2014. "F. Scott Fitzgerald." American Decades. Ed. Judith S. Baughman, et al. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Biography in Context. Web. 4 Apr. 2014. "Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald." Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1944. Biography in Context. Web. 4 Apr. 2014.

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