Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

Significance to American Literature

Background

  • F. Scott Fitzgerald was born September 24, 1986.
  • When he was 13, his first printed piece of writing was put into a school paper.
  • His parents sent him to Newman Catholic Preparatory School when he turned 15.
  • He attended Princeton University but never graduated.
  • He joined the army.
  • Got married to Zelda Sayre in 1920.
  • Fitzgerald died on December 21, 1940.

Novels

  • "This side of paradise" (1920)
  • "The Beautiful and Damned" (1922)
  • "The Great Gatsby" (1925)
  • "Tender is the Night" (1934)
  • "The last Tycoon" (1941: This novel was left unfinished)