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F. Scott Fitzgerald

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  85 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Scott Fitzgerald's life reads like one of his own stories: a young man of great promise marries into wealth, but beneath the golden surface lie alcoholism, debt, insecurity, and in Fitzgerald's particular case, the mental instability of his beautiful, unconventional wife, Zelda. Many of the photos in this volume have never before been published, including a photo of the lo ...more
Paperback, 158 pages
Published September 30th 2004 by Gardners Books
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May 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Substance is so much more important than length in a biography, and this little book was packed with a lean life story that was really worthwhile reading. It was easy to see where Fitzgerald fit in with history, with his literary contemporaries, and with Zelda (without being overwhelmed by her story). It was fascinating to see how his life resulted in his work, and his work helped create his life. And Ms Prigozy's style was spare, flowing, and made for one terrific evening's read. Now, I want to ...more
Apr 29, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A quick refresher on the facts of Fitzgerald's life. Great photos. I fell right in love with Scott & Zelda again. ...more
Jan 07, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Good little overview of Fitzgerald's life, filled with photos of Scott and Zelda and all the characters in their lives. I find him and that whole era fascinating. Sad and fascinating. ...more
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I feel like most avid readers have a few ideas about Fitzgerald – many of his books were at least semi-biographical, and he and his wife were famous symbols of the roaring twenties. This book dashes through all the eras of Fitzgerald’s life, though, without much romanticizing.

While most of us know Fitzgerald from his novels, he mostly paid his bills (or didn’t, often) by writing short stories. Many of these were published in magazines first
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May 24, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Next to Hemingway, no other American author was quite so photogenic as F. Scott Fitzgerald. Prigozy's simple biography serves as an extended caption to many nicely reproduced photographs from Fitzgerald's early childhood to his early death at the age of 44. In spite of his dissipations, addictions, and infelicities, Fitzgerald remained a remarkably handsome man. He really knew how to wear a suit.

I learned a lot about his wife, Zelda, too. In fact, she appears in almost as many photos as Scott; s
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Basically a good job--and the pictures are great. Unfortunately in places tainted with the taste of academia, unfortunately seeming to be inevitable in things like this (and from the executive director of the F Scott Fitzgerald Society, no less!--I twirl my finger in the air and let out a "whoopee" in her honor). Zelda didn't look anything like how I thought--didn't know she was from 'Bama either. Actually a couple of her paintings looked cool--maybe I'll get into her stuff (that's what Scott sa ...more
Apr 02, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Small book with nice photos and a fast read. Average rendering of his life.
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