F. Scott Fitzgerald

Born: September 24, 1896                                                      Died: December 21, 1940

Fitzgerald held Catholic religious views.

From F. Scott's books we see his interest in communism and his disillusions in the liberals of internationalism.

His hometown was St. Paul in Minnesota.

Father: Edward Fitzgerald Mother: Mollie McQuillan Fitzgerald

Spouse: Zelda Fitzgerald Daughter: Frances Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American short-story writer and novelist. He is mainly known for his turbulent personal life and his widely known novel, The Great Gatsby. His first novel made him famous and soon led him to marry his wife. He later started drinking while his wife developed mental issues that soon lead to a mental breakdown. F. Scott Fitzgerald eventually moved to Hollywood to become a scriptwriter.

During his early life his family moved back and forth from Buffalo to Syracuse due to financial issues. When he was 12 they permanently moved back to St. Paul to live off of his mothers inheritance. Fitzgerald was known to be an intelligent, handsome, and ambitious young boy. He attended the St. Paul Academy and published his first piece of writing about a detective story in the school newspaper. After many years and growth, Fitzgerald eventually dropped out of school and joined the army. As second lieutenant in the infantry he met his 18 year old wife, Zelda Sayre.

F. Scott Fitzgerald worked by wrote stories, scripts, and worked in the army.

He reached post-secondary level of education at Princeton University but due to being put on academic probation, he dropped out in 1917.

His college friends consisted of Edmund Wilson and John Peale Bishop.

1. He died due to a heart attack at the age of 44.

2. During his lifetime much of his work did not receive praise or great recognition.

3. His wife was the daughter of an Alabama Supreme Court Judge.

4. His cousin three times removed was the guy that wrote the National Anthem.  

"It is sadder to find the past again and find it inadequate to the present than it is to have it elude you and remain forever a harmonious conception of memory." - F. Scott Fitzgerald

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2 years ago

Yours was good. I like how he didn't let dropping out of college due to academic probation dim his success and continued on pursuing his career.

2 years ago

I really like yours especially knowing he wrote the famous book " The Great Gatsby" which revealed the negative side of the 1920s.. 😀