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By Robert L. Gale

F. Scott Fitzgerald is without doubt one of the such a lot tough authors of yank literature. he's identified across the world because the writer of The nice Gatsby (1925), a twentieth-century literary vintage studied by way of highschool scholars and students alike. yet Fitzgerald used to be an amazingly effective author regardless of a number of own problems. From the start of his literary profession with the e-book of This part of Paradise in 1920 to his loss of life in 1940, he wrote five novels, approximately one hundred eighty brief tales, quite a few essays and studies, a lot poetry, a number of performs, and a few movie scripts. even if he wrote rapidly and maybe bleary-eyed, his works frequently express the flashes of his genius. he's celebrated as an emblem of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties, yet underneath the entire glitter for which his prose is legendary, he warns of the risks of private recklessness and praises the redemptive strength of love.

Through thousands of alphabetically prepared entries, this reference publication offers whole assurance of Fitzgerald's existence and writings. the amount starts off with a chronology that lines his upward thrust from obscurity to status, his struggles with alcoholism, and his eventual monetary downfall. The entries that stick with supply a whole and targeted photograph of Fitzgerald and his paintings. They current the basic motion in Fitzgerald's novels, brief tales, performs, and poems; determine all named fictional characters and point out their importance; and provides short biographical details for Fitzgerald's relations, buddies, affiliates. a few of the entries comprise bibliographies which emphasize feedback released after 1990, and the amount closes with a basic bibliography of crucial vast stories of Fitzgerald and his works. an intensive index and broad go references supply extra entry to the wealth of knowledge during this reference e-book and assist in making it a great tool for quite a lot of users.

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