Scott Fitzgerald, one of the foremost twentieth century American writers.
Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24th, in St. His full name Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was taken from his second cousin on his fathers side. In his family moved back to Minnesota after his father was fired.
Scott Fitzgerald began to explore his passion for writing and published a work of fiction in the school newspaper and the young age of Biography Two short years later, Fitzgerald was sent to a Catholic prep school in New Jersey called Newman School where he continued to pursue his love of writing and literature.
In he graduated from Newman School and went on to attend Princeton University. This is where he decided and dedicated himself to becoming a writer. Princeton helped Fitzgerald meet future writers and critics like John Peale Bishop and Edmund Wilson, who would eventually become long time friends.
Scott to drop out of college and in he joined the army.
The novel was submitted to the very famous publishing house Scribners where it was eventually rejected. It was in Alabama that F.
Scott Fitzgerald met the women he would spend the rest of his life with, Zelda Sayre. Fitzgerald was never deployed and in the war ended, allowing him to be discharged.
Fitzgerald was forced to return home to his parents house, this is where he worked on his first novel while repairing car roofs to make a living. The novel sold over 40, copies in the first year of publication.
Scott and Zelda moved to Paris and spent a lot of their time in the French Riviera with close friends. Among some of those friends was the very famous Ernest Hemingway, the two authors had a very difficult relationship with one another. Paris was a huge inspiration for Fitzgerald, especially the French Riviera.
Unfortunately, the success from his first novel died as time went on.
Fitzgerald never saw the same success again and with the couples glamorous lifestyle their money dwindled quickly. The couple continued to live their glamorous lifestyle until Zelda needed immediate medical care. The following year Scott was commissioned to write a screenplay for producer John W.
The couple moved to Hollywood in order to pursue this career. During his time in Hollywood Fitzgerald began to have an affair with a women named Lois Moran, which caused Zelda a great deal of emotional heartache and distress when she found out.
In Zelda was committed to a sanatorium where she was diagnosed with schizophrenia. With the lack of popularity surrounding his subsequent novels, Fitzgerald was constantly dealing with financial trouble in an attempt to get Zelda the finest health care he could.
His struggle to become successful continued the rest of his life. In addition to alcohol deteriorating his health Scott also suffered from tuberculosis. Scott Fitzgerald died of a heart attack on December 21st, at the age of Scott Fitzgerald struggled his entire life to grasp onto anything that could define who he was.
Always attempting to become the next successful author, he never let his passion for writing die.Early Years. September 24, marks the birth date of F.
Scott Fitzgerald, one of the foremost twentieth century American writers. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, young Scott was christened Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, in honor of his second cousin three times removed, Francis Scott Key, the author of the National Anthem.
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Born in St.
Paul, Minn., Fitzgerald dropped . Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, – December 21, ) was an American fiction writer, whose works illustrate the Jazz srmvision.com he achieved popular success, fame, and fortune in his lifetime, he didn't receive much critical acclaim until after his death.
Fitzgerald is now widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. F. Scott Fitzgerald and the American Dream Named for another famous American, a distant cousin who authored the Star Spangled Banner, Fitzgerald was born in St.
Paul Minnesota on September 24,