F. Scott Fitzgerald

Background on the author of The Great Gatsby


Fitzgerald published his novel in 1925.

At the time, it was seen as a failure. It wouldn't regain critical acclaim until the 1950s

A Personal Touch

Like Gatsby, Fitzgerald sought wealth and status in order to win the love of his wife Zelda.

A key fixture in the 1920s party culture, Fitzgerald wrote this novel both to capture the spirit of the era and to criticize its excesses.