A description of the great gatsby author f scott fitzgerald

He was 44 years old.

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Not long after this revelation, Nick travels with Tom to a garage owned by Myrtle's husband George Wilson before heading to an apartment in New York City that Tom uses for trysts with Myrtle, as well as other women with whom he has sex.

In order to maintain their extravagant lifestyle, Scott spent much time working on short stories that ran in widely distributed magazines.

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Fitzgerald died believing himself a failure, since none of his works received more than modest commercial or critical success during his lifetime. Zelda accepted his marriage proposal, but after some time and despite working at an advertising firm and writing short stories, he was unable to convince her that he would be able to support her, leading her to break off the engagement. Nick Carraway —a Yale University graduate from the Midwest, a World War I veteran, and, at the start of the plot, a newly arrived resident of West Egg, age 29 later Their only child, Frances Scott Fitzgerald, was born a year later. By , Zelda had her first breakdown and went for treatment to a Swiss clinic. Paul Academy. Fitzgerald's mother, Mollie McQuillan, was the daughter of an Irish immigrant who made a fortune in the wholesale grocery business. Fitzgerald made several excursions to Europe, mostly Paris and the French Riviera , and became friends with many members of the American expatriate community in Paris, notably Ernest Hemingway. None of Gatsby's business associates attend, nor does Daisy. He attended the prep school and dancing classes where the elite sent their children. Nick encounters Jordan Baker at the party and they meet Gatsby himself, an aloof and surprisingly young man who recognizes Nick because they were in the same division in the Great War. Hemingway did not get on well with Zelda, however, and in addition to describing her as "insane" in his memoir A Moveable Feast , [32] Hemingway claimed that Zelda "encouraged her husband to drink so as to distract Fitzgerald from his work on his novel", [32] [33] so he could work on the short stories he sold to magazines to help support their lifestyle. The starlet became a temporary muse for the author and he rewrote Rosemary Hoyt, one of the central characters in Tender is the Night—who had been a male in earlier drafts—to closely mirror her. Fitzgerald stayed in Hollywood, however, and between and he freelanced with most of the major studios Paramount, Universal, Twentieth Century-Fox, Goldwyn, and Columbia while writing his final novel.

Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, Here he continued to write fiction and also developed an interest in drama and had two of his plays produced by a local company. Indeed, Fitzgerald was extremely protective of his "material" i.

f scott fitzgerald biography

In addition to his novels and short stories, at three distinct points in his career Fitzgerald earned his living as a screenwriter in Hollywood. This Side of Paradise was a revelation of the new morality of the young; it made Fitzgerald famous. Generally the most effusive of the positive reviews was Edwin Clark of The New York Timeswho felt the novel was "A curious book, a mystical, glamourous [sic] story of today.

First, the title is only fair, rather bad than good.

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