F. Scott Fitzgerald


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

Died
December 21, 1940

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John Keats, Sherwood Anderson, Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser ...more


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. ...more

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