F. Scott Fitzgerald





F. Scott Fitzgerald

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born
in St. Paul, Minnesota, The United States
September 24, 1896

died
December 21, 1940

gender
male

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influences
John Keats, Sherwood Anderson, Edith Wharton


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Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was an American writer of novels and short stories, whose works have been seen as evocative of the Jazz Age, a term he himself allegedly coined. He is regarded as one of the greatest twentieth century writers. Fitzgerald was of the self-styled "Lost Generation," Americans born in the 1890s who came of age during World War I. He finished four novels, left a fifth unfinished, and wrote dozens of short stories that treat themes of youth, despair, and age. He was married to Zelda Fitzgerald.


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More books by F. Scott Fitzgerald…
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“I hope she'll be a fool -- that's the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

“I don't want to repeat my innocence. I want the pleasure of losing it again.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

Polls

January 2015 Revisit the Shelf Classic Poll

 
  12 votes, 21.4%

1898, The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, 192 pages
 
  9 votes, 16.1%

1961, Catch-22 by Joseph Heller, 453 pages
 
  7 votes, 12.5%

1929, A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway, 293 pages
 
  7 votes, 12.5%

 
  5 votes, 8.9%

1952, East of Eden by John Steinbeck, 601 pages
 
  5 votes, 8.9%

 
  4 votes, 7.1%

 
  3 votes, 5.4%

1861, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, 505 pages
 
  3 votes, 5.4%

 
  1 vote, 1.8%

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