A biography of f scott fitzgerald a writer

Both were Catholics. The Great War ended inso Scott never was deployed to Europe. Only posthumously would critics appreciate his merits, although understanding of his talent would compete with popular interest in his life and marriage. Two years later, while he was stationed at Camp Sheridan in Montgomery, Alabama, Zelda Sayre declined his initial marriage proposal because of his poor career prospects.

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Fitzgerald was not among the highest-paid writers of his time; his novels earned comparatively little, and most of his income came from magazine stories. Although Fitzgerald will remain best known for the elegiac melancholy of The Great Gatsby and Tender Is the Night, his short fiction reveals that he was as adept at comedy and fantasy as at tragedy—a testament to the breadth and range of his talent. The Beautiful and Damned describes a handsome young man and his beautiful wife, who gradually degenerate into a shopworn middle age while they wait for the young man to inherit a large fortune. Charles though praised the writing yet rejected the book. Despite favorable reviews, the novel sold even more poorly than The Great Gatsby. Despite their celebrated status, the Fitzgeralds' domestic life was plagued with hardships. Zelda would not marry Scott until he could support her financially, and although he moved to New York to work in advertising and write short stories, she broke off the engagement. This Side of Paradise marked the beginning of Fitzgerald's career as a novelist and was built largely around experiences and observations made while at Princeton. Being from a practicing Catholic family, Scott started his education from Catholic schools in With literary success came wealth, and with wealth came the Fitzgeralds' new penchant for high living. Taps at Reveille.

He excelled in debate and athletics, pushing himself continually. He would publish three more stories in the next two years. Although she had been troubled during much of their marriage, byZelda's condition had worsened such that she was institutionalized.

Oxford: Oxford University Press, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald did spend money faster than he earned it; the author who wrote so eloquently about the effects of money on character was unable to manage his own finances. University Libraries.

When Ober decided not to continue advancing money to Fitzgerald, the author severed ties with his longtime friend and agent.

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All the Sad Young Men. Fast Facts: F. Because of this lifestyle, as well as the bills from Zelda's medical care when they came, Fitzgerald was constantly in financial trouble and often required loans from his literary agent, Harold Oberand his editor at Scribner's, Maxwell Perkins.

Although he remained married to Zelda until the end, her mental illness redefined their marriage.

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As a direct result, he and Zelda were able to resume their engagement and were married that same year in New York City at St. Scott Fitzgerald Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, an author well known for his short stories and novels, was born on September 24th, in Saint Paul, Minnesota to an upper middle class family. The Last Tycoon remained unfinished at the time of his December 21, , death, however. Zelda, youngest daughter of an Alabama Supreme Court judge, refused marriage, however, until Scott could support her in the manner to which she was accustomed. Over the years, they traveled between the United States and Europe especially France extensively, becoming at least for a while part of "The Lost Generation" of American expatriates in Paris. After the first, in Schwab's Drug Store , he was ordered by his doctor to avoid strenuous exertion. Paul to rewrite The Romantic Egotist. He attended the St.
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The Curious Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald