Zelda Fitzgerald





Zelda Fitzgerald


Born
in Montgomery, Alabama, The United States
July 24, 1900

Died
March 10, 1948

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Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, born Zelda Sayre, was a novelist and the wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. She was an icon of the 1920s—dubbed by her husband "the first American Flapper". After the success of his first novel This Side of Paradise (1920), the Fitzgeralds became celebrities. The newspapers of New York saw them as embodiments of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties: young, rich, beautiful, and energetic.

Zelda Sayre grew up in a wealthy and prim southern family. Even as a child her audacious behavior was the subject of Montgomery gossip. Shortly after finishing high school, she met F. Scott Fitzgerald at a dance. A whirlwind courtship ensued. Though he had professed his infatuation, she continued seeing other men. Despite fights and
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Save Me the Waltz

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3.62 avg rating — 1,756 ratings — published 1932 — 32 editions
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The Collected Writings

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4.03 avg rating — 240 ratings — published 1991 — 8 editions
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Zelda, an Illustrated Life:...

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4.29 avg rating — 112 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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The Iceberg: A story by Zel...

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Scandalabra

3.50 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 1980
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Bits of Paradise

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3.78 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 1969 — 9 editions
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Tender is the Night and Sav...

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3.85 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1934 — 2 editions
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Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda: ...

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4.13 avg rating — 1,020 ratings — published 1985 — 9 editions
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Cartas de amor y guerra (19...

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4.17 avg rating — 180 ratings — published 1940 — 12 editions
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The Red Velvet Seat: Women'...

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“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”
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“I don't want to live, I want to love first and live incidentally.”
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