Scott Fitzgerald, one of the foremost twentieth century American writers. His father, Edward, brought breeding, charm, and a sense of elegance to the family, although as a businessman, he experienced only marginal financial success.
Born in Saint Paul, Minnesota, on September 24,Fitzgerald was a precocious child who published his first piece of fiction, a detective story, in his school newspaper when he was thirteen.
Fitzgerald favored his artistic pursuits over his academic work. There, he fell in love with Zelda Sayre, the woman who would possess and haunt him for the rest of his life.
Fitzgerald tried twice—unsuccessfully—to publish an early novel, but he still believed that the one way to gain respect from others and support and affection from Zelda and her family was to establish himself as a successful novelist. Fitzgerald returned home to Saint Paul to pursue his ambition.
In a few months, he reworked his unsuccessful first novel, This Side of Paradise, and published it into much critical praise. In the early s, Fitzgerald began writing short stories, which funded his novel-writing ambitions. His reputation rose when he published his second novel, The Beautiful and the Damned, in Despite his growing alcoholism, he continued to write, intensifying his engagement with the ideas of idealism and success, which Fitzgerald saw as fundamental to the American character.
The Fitzgeralds moved to France inwhere Fitzgerald wrote the novel that would prove to be his greatest accomplishment: The Great Gatsby Fitzgerald died on December 21, Both are self-made men who are eager to rise beyond their station in life, and both find that personal fulfillment and their ideal women are ultimately elusive.
It was a place that Fitzgerald knew well. It is also arguable that Dexter Green bears a resemblance to Fitzgerald himself, a restless and talented young man desperate to advance himself in a singular pursuit of success.In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby achieves the American Dream, but his unrealistic faiths in money and life’s possibilities twist his dreams and life into useless life based on lies.
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Scott Fitzgerald, New York: Congdon and Weed, ISBN Mangum, Bryant (), "An Affair of Youth: In Search of Flappers, Belles, and the First Grave of the Fitzgeralds.", . After "Winter Dreams" first appeared in Metropolitan magazine in September of , Fitzgerald reworked both the overall plot of the story and some of its passages into his most famous novel, The Great Gatsby ().
Yeah, that's right: this little ol' story became one of the most important books in the history of American literature. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby, published in , is widely considered to be F.
Scott Fitzergerald's greatest novel. It is also considered .
The Great Gatsby Line That Came From Fitzgerald's Life—and Inspired a Novel F. Scott and Zelda's turbulent marriage gave both spouses material to write about, which in turn became writing.
In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald uses a variety of literary devices to portray the American Dream. One example is the the green light that symbolizes Gatsby’s hopes and dreams for a life with.