Scott Fitzgerald Biography

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There have been many famous American authors; some better than others, but do we know who these people really are? In the case of F. Scott Fitzgerald we saw what he wanted us to see; for instance, a successful career, expensive jewelry and the nice cars. F. Scott Fitzgerald began to write at a young age and he is known for being a brilliant author and with a lavish lifestyle and great success, but his gilded life was often tarnished with alcoholism, overspending, and a sense of failure. "Frances Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, 1896" (1 University of South Carolina). His parents were Edward Fitzgerald and Mollie McQuillan Fitzgerald (1 University of South Carolina). Fitzgerald was destined to be a great writer being a descendent of the author of the National Anthem (1 University of South Carolina). He started to write at a young age for his Catholic high schools newspaper (2 PBS). When he went to Princeton University, "He wrote scripts and lyrics for the Princeton Triangle Club musicals and was a contributor to the Princeton Tiger humor magazine and the Nassau Literary Magazine" (1 University of South Carolina). Later, he dropped out of Princeton University and joined the army in 1917 (1 University of South Carolina). He believes he will die in the war so he writes "The Romantic Egotist" (1 University of South Carolina). "The Romantic Egotist" was rejected twice by Scribner’s (2 PBS). While that was going on, the U.S. army stationed him near Montgomery, Alabama where he fell in love with Zelda (2 PBS). Since Fitzgerald got rejected again on the book, he decided to turn to advertising (2 PBS). Since his salary was so low Zelda decided to brake the engagement (1 University of ... ... middle of paper ... ... South Carolina). His wife died On march 10, 1948 she died in a fire at the hospital she was staying. (3 NPR). In conclusion, F. Scott Fitzgerald began to write at a young age and is known for being a brilliant author and with a lavish lifestyle and great success, but his gilded life was often tarnished with alcoholism, overspending, and a sense of failure. Work Cited “A Brief Life of Fitzgerald.” A Brief Life of Fitzgerald, Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina, 4 Dec. 2003. Web. 29 March. 2014. “F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American Dream.” PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. Stamberg, Susan. "For F. Scott And Zelda Fitzgerald, A Dark Chapter In Asheville, N.C." NPR. NPR, 3 Sept. 2013. Web. 30 Mar. 2014.

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