F. Scott Fitzgerald


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

Died
December 21, 1940

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Influences
John Keats, Sherwood Anderson, Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser


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.”
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Polls

May 2017 Short Story Poll

 
  73 votes, 22.9%

Night by Elie Wiesel, 120 pages, 1958
 
  45 votes, 14.1%

 
  38 votes, 11.9%

 
  23 votes, 7.2%

First Love by Ivan Turgenev, 124 pages, 1856
 
  19 votes, 6.0%

Babette's Feast by Isak Dinesen, 54 pages, 1958
 
  16 votes, 5.0%

 
  16 votes, 5.0%

The Garden Party and Other Stories Title Story by Katherine Mansfield, very few pages, 1922
 
  14 votes, 4.4%

 
  14 votes, 4.4%

Passing by Nella Larsen, 122 pages, 1929
 
  12 votes, 3.8%

R.U.R. by Karel Čapek, 58 pages, 1920
 
  12 votes, 3.8%

 
  12 votes, 3.8%

Green Tea by J. Sheridan Le Fanu, 88 pages, 1872
 
  10 votes, 3.1%

The Shawl by Cynthia Ozick, 69 pages, 1989
 
  8 votes, 2.5%

 
  7 votes, 2.2%

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