In 1908 Edward Fitzgerald lost his job with Proctor and Gamble so the family moved back to St. Paul and lived off Mary McQuillans inheritance. Fitzgerald’s first writing was published in St. Paul Academy school newspaper. When Fitzgerald was fifteen years old his parents sent him to a prestigious catholic school in New Jersey, called Newman, for a better education. While at the Newman school, Fitzgerald met Father Sigourney Fay, who noticed Fitzgerald’s literary talents and encouraged him to continue writing. After Fitzgerald graduated from Newman, he decided to stay in New Jersey to continue his writing at Princeton.
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.
Fitzgerald's mother, Mary McQuillan, was the daughter of an Irish immigrant who became wealthy as a wholesale grocer in St. Paul. They were both Catholics. Edward Fitzgerald failed as a manufacturer of wicker furniture in St. Paul, and he became a salesman for Procter & Gamble in upstate New York. After he was dismissed in 1908, when his son was twelve, the family returned to St. Paul and lived comfortably on Mollie Fitzgerald's inheritance. Fitzgerald attended the St. Paul Academy; his first writing to appear in print was a detective story in the school newspaper when he was thirteen.
Fitzgerald’s mother, Mary McQuillan, was the daughter of an Irish immigrant who became wealthy as a wholesale grocer in St. Paul. They were both Catholics. Again, according to USC, Francis’ father, Edward Fitzgerald, failed as a manufacturer of furniture in St. Paul, and later became a salesman for a company named Procter & Gamble in the upper region of New York. After he was fired from his salesman job, the family returned to St. Paul and lived on Mary Fitzgerald’s inheritance. Francis attended the St. Paul Academy School; his first piece of writing was a story in the school newspaper about a detective when he was thirteen.
However, in 1908, when Scott was twelve, the family moved back to St. Paul and Fitzgerald enrolled in the St. Paul Academy. The family moved again in late 1911 and Scott went to the Newman School in New Jersey, until 1913. After graduating high school, Fitzgerald was accepted to the Princeton class of 1917, but he didn’t graduate, and enlisted in the army instead. While in Europe, Fitzgerald came to terms with the fact that he was going to die in the war, so to leave a living legacy, he wrote a scanty novel entitled, “The Romantic Egotist”. Although the novel was praised for its originality, it was rejected and asked to be resubmitted when revised.
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When he reached the age of fifteen, his parents sent him to a Sells 2 Newman School which was a Catholic Preparatory in New Jersey. Once he graduated in 1913, Fitzgerald decided to stay in New Jersey and attend Princeton University. His reasoning to attending Princeton was not just the Triangle Club, but because “It was the great Stan White’s touchdown run against Harvard in 1911 that won him to the university” (Paul Ruben, PAL, October 31,2011). He was... ... middle of paper ... ... Works Cited Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 7: F. Scott Fitzgerald." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide.
Passing on a love of reading and writing to her son, from the age of 14 Steinbeck wanted to be a writer. After graduating high school, Steinbeck enrolled at Stanford in 1919; however, by 1925 he left college without receiving a degree. After a brief stay in New York, Steinbeck returned to California where he released his first novel Cup of Gold (1929). Many more novels were published including his first real success Tortilla Flats (1935), followed by Of Mice and Men (1937), and his most renowned work The Grapes of Wrath (1939). Written only a few years after the height of the Great Depression, the novel won Steinbeck a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1940, for portraying the hardships faced by migrant workers in California.
Both his parents were Catholics. The Fitzgerald family moved between St. Paul and New York depending on his father’s employment, till he was twelve. Scott’s first writings were school related, school newspaper articles and such, in one of the private schools he attended he met a Father who motivated him to follow his passionate works deeper. Later, once in collage Fitzgerald neglected his studies for his literary apprenticeship. He was very involved with the Princeton Triangle Club.
),and lived off the inherence from Mary's family after Edward was fired. Fitzgerald was thirteen when his first work was published in his school newspaper t St. Paul Academy. When he was fifteen he transferred the a catholic prep school in New Jersey, Newman School. Fitzgerald attended Princeton for college, but when there he only focused on his literary apprenticeship and had no regards for the rest of his studies (Bruccoli, 1). While at Princeton Fitzgerald wrote many plays, musicals for the drama club, and articles for the school magazine.