Paris

By: Caitlyn Ching

Brief Biography

F. Scott Fitzgerald, was an author known for his short stories and novels. He was born on September 24th, 1896 in Minnesota. He is also known as one of the greatest american writers in the 20th century. Fitzgerald was a bright, handsome and ambitious boy. He attended the St. Paul Academy, and when he was 13, where he saw his first piece of writing appear in print, in the school newspaper. He was later placed on academic probation, in 1917. He dropped out of school to join the U.S. Army. Afraid that he might die in World War I with his literary dreams unfulfilled, Fitzgerald wrote a novel called The Romantic Egotist. In 1922, Fitzgerald published his second novel, The Beautiful and the Damned, the story of the troubled marriage of Anthony and Gloria Patch. The Beautiful and the Damned emerged during the 1920s: what became known as the Jazz Age. In 1924, Fitzgerald moved to France. In hopes for a new life, wanting to share with others his talent for writting. While in France he wrote his greatest novel, The Great Gatsby. Published in 1925, The Great Gatsby. This new novel perfectly portrayed the Jazz Age, true love and the American Dream, The Great Gatsby is considered Fitzgerald's finest work.

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Why Paris?

Fitzgerald moved to France. In hopes for a new life, wanting to share with others his talent for writting. While in France he wrote his greatest novel, The Great Gatsby.

Important Places in Paris

Cite Sources:

"A Brief Life of Fitzgerald." Biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2014.

"F. Scott Fitzgerald Biography." F. Scott Fitzgerald. N.p., n.d. Web.