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.”
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“The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.”
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Polls

January 2015 New School Classic Poll

 
  17 votes, 27.4%

 
  7 votes, 11.3%

1958, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, 209 pages
 
  7 votes, 11.3%

1952, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, 581 pages
 
  7 votes, 11.3%

1951, The End of the Affair by Graham Greene, 160 pages
 
  5 votes, 8.1%

 
  4 votes, 6.5%

 
  3 votes, 4.8%

 
  3 votes, 4.8%

 
  3 votes, 4.8%

 
  3 votes, 4.8%

1920, The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton, 305 pages
 
  2 votes, 3.2%

 
  1 vote, 1.6%

1928, Decline and Fall by Evelyn Waugh, 300 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

1958, The Bell by Iris Murdoch, 320 pages
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

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