F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was born on 24 September 1896 to a salesman father and an Irish-Catholic mother who was the heir to a successful Minnesota grocery store. The F. Scott of F. Scott Fitzgerald stands for Francis Scott; he was named for his distant cousin, the writer of the poem that became the lyrics to American national anthem. Until 1908 the family moved throughout upstate New York, but when his father lost his job the Fitzgeralds moved to St. Paul, Minnesota. F Scott Fitzgerald circa 1920 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Scott, as family and friends knew him, had his first story published when he was 13 - a detective story printed in the school newspaper. After his expulsion for lack of academic effort, he boarded at Newman School, a Catholic school in New Jersey. After graduation in 1913, he attended Princeton University, where he wrote articles for the college humour magazine, stories for the literary magazine, and scripts for the musicals of the Triangle Club. However, again he neglected his studies; in 1917 he was placed on academic probation, and he dropped out of Princeton to join the army. Shortly before reporting for duty Fitzgerald wrote...
Read the essay: The Curious Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald by Kate O'Connor
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1 The Great Gatsby and the roaring twenties (pt2)

Video podcast of lecture by Andrew Warnes, University of Leeds, accompanied by discussion board...

Andrew Warnes
2 The Great Gatsby and the roaring twenties (pt1)

Video podcast of lecture by Andrew Warnes, University of Leeds, accompanied by discussion board...

Andrew Warnes
3 Narrative in The Great Gatsby

Video podcast of lecture by Andrew Warnes, University of Leeds, accompanied by discussion board...

Andrew Warnes
# Title Description Author
1 Flappers and Philosophers

Short stories:

The Offshore Pirate,
The Ice Palace,
Head and...

F. Scott Fitzgerald
2 Tales of the Jazz Age

Short stories.

Table of Contents:

My Last Flappers:
The Jelly-bean,...

F. Scott Fitzgerald
3 All the Sad Young Men

Short stories:

The Rich Boy,
Winter Dreams,
The Baby Party,...

F. Scott Fitzgerald
4 Taps at Reveille

Short stories:

The Scandal Detectives,
Basil: The Freshest Boy,
...

F. Scott Fitzgerald
5 The Pat Hobby Stories

Includes:
Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish,
A Man in the Way,
"Boil Some...

F. Scott Fitzgerald
6 Short Stories

Includes:

Winter Dreams,
Dice, Brassknuckles & Guitar,
...

F. Scott Fitzgerald
7 This Side of Paradise

ebook version of This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott), 1896-1940
8 The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
9 The Beautiful and Damned F. Scott Fitzgerald
10 Tender is the Night F. Scott Fitzgerald
# Essay Title Description Contributor
1 Lost Generation

World War I, originally called the Great War, resulted in more than nine million deaths. The...

Kate O'Connor
2 The Curious Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-...

Kate O'Connor
# Resource Title Description Contributor
1 F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Grave

The grave of F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in...

2 F Scott Fitzgerald Signature

By F. Scott Fitzgerald Created in vector format by Scewing (Heritage Auction Galleries) [Public...

3 Valley of Ashes

The 'valley of ashes' made famous in the novel 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald. (pre...

4 'Tales of the Jazz Age' Illustrated Front Cover

Illustrated frontcover to the 1922 edition of F Scott Fitzgerald's novel 'Tales of the Jazz Age...

5 F Scott Fitzgerald and wife Zelda

Black-and-white photographic portrait of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald and wife Zelda, taken at...

6 Tales of the Jazz Age

Cover of a 1922 edition of F. Scott Fitzgerald's book Tales of the Jazz Age, painted by John...

7 F. Scott Fitzgerald circa 1920

Black-and-white photographic portrait of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald.

# Resource Title Description Contributor
1 Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner (course)

OpenYale course with Professor Wai Chee Dimock. 25 sessions. Lectures available as audio, video...

Wai Chee Dimock
2 A Few Words about F. Scott Fitzgerald (article)

Article by Scott Donaldson in 'The Public Domain Review'.

Introduction:
"In most...