F. Scott Fitzgerald

Novelist, Author

1896 – 1940

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Who was F. Scott Fitzgerald?

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with age and despair.

Fitzgerald's work has been adapted into films many times. Tender is the Night was filmed in 1962, and made into a television miniseries in 1985. The Beautiful and Damned was filmed in 1922 and 2010. The Great Gatsby has been the basis for numerous films of the same name, spanning nearly 90 years; 1926, 1949, 1974, 2000, and 2013 adaptations. In addition, Fitzgerald's own life from 1937 to 1940 was dramatized in 1958 in Beloved Infidel.

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  • Her voice is full of money.

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Born
Sep 24, 1896
Saint Paul
Also known as
  • F Scott Fitzgerald
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Princeton University
    (1913 - 1917)
  • Nardin Academy
    (1905 - 1908)
  • St. Paul Academy and Summit School
    (1908 - 1911)
Lived in
  • Saint Paul
  • Minnesota
Died
Dec 21, 1940
Hollywood

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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