F Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

  • American


American author of novels and short stories, notable for defining the Jazz Age. His fifth novel (unfinished), The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. - AsNotedIn


Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1896/09/24 Born Born F Scott Fitzgerald's Birthday
1913/00/00 Enters as undergraduate Education Princeton University
1914/00/00 593 Summit Ave was the Fitzgerald home from 1914-1919 Home F Scott Fitzgerald House St Paul
1919/07/00 Fitzgeralds move to 599 Summit Ave, Scott Fitzgerald returns from Princeton, retools a rejected manuscript into 'This Side of Paradise' Home This Side of Paradise F Scott Fitzgerald House St Paul
1920/02/21 "Head and Shoulders" is published in The Saturday Evening Post. Author Head and Shoulders (short story)
1920/03/26 This Side of Paradise is published, the first printing sells out in 3 days Author This Side of Paradise
1920/04/00 F Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre marry in the rectory of St Patricks Cathedral Groom St Patrick's Cathedral New York City Marriage of Zelda Sayre and F Scott Fitzgerald
1920/05/01 "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" is published in The Saturday Evening Post. Author Bernice Bobs Her Hair
1920/05/22 "The Ice Palace" is published in The Saturday Evening Post. Author The Ice Palace (short story)
1920/05/29 "The Offshore Pirate" appears in The Saturday Evening Post. Author The Offshore Pirate (short story)
1920/07/00 "May Day" is published as a novelette in The Smart Set. Author May Day (novella)
1920/09/00 "Flappers and Philosophers" by Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Author Flappers and Philosophers
1920/10/00 "The Jelly-Bean" is published in Metropolitan Magazine. Author The Jelly-Bean (short story)
1922/00/00 The Beautiful and Damned - published Author The Beautiful and Damned
1922/00/00 "Tales of the Jazz Age" is published by Scribners. Author Tales of the Jazz Age (short story collection)
1922/05/27 "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" arrives in Collier's Magazine. Author The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (short story)
1922/06/00 "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" is published in the The Smart Set magazine. Author The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (book)
1922/10/00 Home of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald October 1922 - April 1924, Scott works on 'The Great Gatsby' Home The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald Home North Hempstead
1922/12/00 "Winter Dreams" is published in Metropolitan Magazine. Author Winter Dreams (short story)
1923/08/00 "Hot and Cold Blood" is published in Hearst's International Cosmopolitan. Author Hot and Cold Blood (short story)
1924/04/05 How to Live on $36,000 a Year is published in Saturday Evening Post Author How to Live on $36,000 a Year F Scott Fitzgerald Home North Hempstead
1924/06/00 "Absolution" is published in The American Mercury. Author Absolution (short story)
1925/04/10 "The Great Gatsby" is published. Author The Great Gatsby
1927/12/17 "A Short Trip Home" is published in The Saturday Evening Post. Author A Short Trip Home (short story)
1928/07/28 "The Freshest Boy" is published in The Saturday Evening Post. Author The Freshest Boy (short story)
1929/10/19 "The Swimmers" is published in The Saturday Evening Post. Author The Swimmers (short story)
1930/08/09 "The Bridal Party" is published in The Saturday Evening Post. Author The Bridal Party (short story)
1931/02/21 "Babylon Revisited" is published in the Saturday Evening Post. Author Babylon Revisited (short story)
1933/00/00 F Scott Fitzgerald moves to 1307 Park Ave, stays until 1935, Zelda comes for the weekends. Scott finishes 'Tender is The Night' Home Tender is the Night Bolton Hill Historic District Baltimore
1934/00/00 "Tender is the Night" is published. Author Tender is the Night
1935/00/00 Scott Fitzgerald stays at the Grove Park Inn in the summers of 1935 and 1936, Zelda was in Highland Hospital Visitor Grove Park Inn Asheville
1937/06/00 F Scott Fitzgerald write scripts for MGM, June 1937 to December 1938, earning $85,000 - more than $1,100 per week Work Hollywood, CA
1939/01/00 F Scott Fitzgerald works briefly on Gone With the Wind Work Gone with the Wind
1939/02/00 F Scott Fitzgerald and Budd Schulberg are fired from the feature film, Winter Carnival, for intoxication after a three-day bender on location at the Winter Carnival, Dartmoor. Schulberg wrote about it in his novel The Disenchanted. Work Dartmouth College campus Hanover
1940/12/14 Fitzgerald, Sheilah Graham, Elliot Paul, Sidney Perelman and Laura Perelman play charades in the living room of the Wests' home at 12706 Magnolia Blvd, North Hollywood. Friend North Hollywood California Death of Fitzgerald, McKenney and West
1940/12/20 As Fitzgerald and Sheilah Graham leave the premiere of "This Thing Called Love" starring Rosalind Russell and Melvyn Douglas, Fitzgerald experiences a dizzy spell and says to Graham, "They think I am drunk, don't they?". Life Hollywood Pantages Theatre Los Angeles Death of Fitzgerald, McKenney and West
1940/12/21 F Scott Fitzgerald dies of a heart attack at the home of Sheilah Graham, 1443 N Hayworth Ave, Hollywood, CA. Died Hollywood, CA Death of Fitzgerald, McKenney and West
1941/00/00 The Love of the Last Tycoon - published Author The Love of the Last Tycoon
1954/11/18 The feature film "The Last Time I Saw Paris" is released in the US. Starring Elizabeth Taylor and Van Johnson, it was adapted from Fitzgerald's short story, Babylon Revisited. Author
1960/00/00 "Babylon Revisited and Other Stories" is published by Scribners. Author Babylon Revisited and Other Stories (short story collection)
1975/00/00 The remains of Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald are moved to a family plot at St Mary's Church. Memoriam Third Addition to Rockville and Old St Mary's Church and Cemetery Rockville

History

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul Minnesota, and spent most of his boyhood there and in New York State. In 1913, he entered Princeton University, where his social life and extra-curricular activities limited his academic achievement. He left college in 1917 to join the Army, but was never sent overseas to the war zone. While stationed in Alabama he met Zelda Sayre, to whom he became engaged. During his military service he completed The Romantic Egoist, a novel about a young man's initiation into life, which was rejected for publication. After being demobilized, he found a job with an advertising agency in New York and wrote short stories, only a few of which he was able to market. His prospects appeared so uncertain that Zelda felt obliged to discontinue their engagement. Fitzgerald then returned to his parents' house in St. Paul, where he purposefully rewrote and enlarged his novel. When the new work appeared in 1920 as This Side of Paradise it achieved enormous success and won for its author the reputation of prime spokesman for the glamorous and emancipated youth of the Jazz Age.

Fitzgerald was now able to marry Zelda, and the young couple embarked on a heady period of fame and prosperity during which they sojourned in France and took up residence in various parts of the United States. Besides volumes of short stories, Fitzgerald soon published another novel, The Beautiful and Damned (1922). Three years later he published the novel usually considered to be his finest, The Great Gatsby. This carefully Grafted work was a striking parable of aspiration and desire, and is often considered to be one of the greatest novels in American literature. As Arthur Mizener has written: "The art of this book is nearly perfect. "

Despite his success, Fitzgerald was increasingly troubled by his own tendency to alcoholism and the growing mental illness of his wife. The panic of 1929 changed the nation's literary tastes as radically as its political outlook. When Fitzgerald's brilliant Tender is the Night appeared in 1934, it pleased neither the critics nor the public. Three years later, he went as a film script writer to California, where he died of a heart attack in 1940. His final novel, The Last Tycoon, was published in incomplete form the next year. - NRHP

165 Creative Works by F Scott Fitzgerald »

Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
Title Type Association Y/M/D Moniker
The Mystery of the Raymond Mortgage (short story) Author Short Story 1909/10/00
Reade, Substitute Right Half (short story) Author Short Story 1910/02/00
A Debt of Honor (short story) Author Short Story 1910/03/00
The Room with the Green Blinds (short story) Author Short Story 1911/06/00
A Luckless Santa Claus (short story) Author Short Story 1912/12/00
Pain and the Scientist (short story) Author Short Story 1913/00/00
The Trail of the Duke (short story) Author Short Story 1913/06/00
Shadow Laurels (short story) Author Short Story 1915/04/00
The Ordeal (short story) Author Short Story 1915/06/00
The Debutante (short story) Author Short Story 1917/01/00
The Spire and the Gargoyle (short story) Author Short Story 1917/02/00
Tarquin of Cheapside (short story) Author Short Story 1917/04/00
Babes in the Woods (short story) Author Short Story 1917/05/00
Sentiment-And the Use of Rouge (short story) Author Short Story 1917/06/00
The Pierian Springs and the Last Straw (short story) Author Short Story 1917/10/00
Porcelain and Pink (play) Author Play 1920/01/00
Dalyrimple Goes Wrong (short story) Author Short Story 1920/02/00
Benediction (short story) Author Short Story 1920/02/00
Head and Shoulders (short story) Author Short Story 1920/02/21
Mister Icky (short story) Author Short Story 1920/03/00
Myra Meets His Family (short story) Author Short Story 1920/03/20
This Side of Paradise Author Novel 1920/03/26
The Camel's Back (short story) Author Short Story 1920/04/24
The Cut-Glass Bowl (short story) Author Short Story 1920/05/00
Bernice Bobs Her Hair Author Short Story 1920/05/01
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
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The Ice Palace (short story) Author Short Story 1920/05/22
The Offshore Pirate (short story) Author Short Story 1920/05/29
The Smilers (short story) Author Short Story 1920/06/00
The Four Fists (short story) Author Short Story 1920/06/00
May Day (novella) Author Novel 1920/07/00
Flappers and Philosophers Author Short Story Collection 1920/09/00
The Jelly-Bean (short story) Author Short Story 1920/10/00
The Lees of Happiness (short story) Author Short Story 1920/12/12
Jemina (short story) Author Short Story 1921/01/00
O Russet Witch! (short story) Author Short Story 1921/02/00
Tales of the Jazz Age (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1922/00/00
The Beautiful and Damned Author Book 1922/00/00
The Popular Girl (short story) Author Short Story 1922/02/11
Two for a Cent (short story) Author Short Story 1922/04/00
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (short story) Author Short Story 1922/05/27
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (book) Author Mezzobula 1922/06/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Winter Dreams (short story) Author Short Story 1922/12/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
The Vegetable, or From President to Postman (play) Author Play 1923/00/00
Dice, Brassknuckles and Guitar (short story) Author Short Story 1923/05/00
Hot and Cold Blood (short story) Author Short Story 1923/08/00
Gretchen's Forty Winks (short story) Author Short Story 1924/03/15
Diamond Dick and the First Law of Woman (short story) Author Short Story 1924/04/00
How to Live on $36,000 a Year Author Article 1924/04/05
The Third Casket (short story) Author Short Story 1924/05/31
Absolution (short story) Author Short Story 1924/06/00
The Sensible Thing (short story) Author Short Story 1924/07/05
The Unspeakable Egg (short story) Author Short Story 1924/07/12
John Jackson's Arcady (short story) Author Short Story 1924/07/26
The Pusher-in-the-Face (short story) Author Short Story 1925/02/00
The Baby Party (short story) Author Short Story 1925/02/00
Love in the Night (short story) Author Short Story 1925/03/14
The Great Gatsby Author Book 1925/04/10
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The Adjuster (short story) Author Short Story 1925/09/00
One of My Oldest Friends (short story) Author Short Story 1925/09/00
A Penny Spent (short story) Author Short Story 1925/10/10
Not in the Guidebook (short story) Author Short Story 1925/11/00
All the Sad Young Men (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1926/00/00
The Rich Boy (short story) Author Short Story 1926/01/00
Presumption (short story) Author Short Story 1926/01/09
The Adolescent Marriage (short story) Author Short Story 1926/03/06
The Dance (short story) Author Short Story 1926/06/00
Rags Martin-Jones and the Pr-nce of W-les (short story) Author Short Story 1926/07/00
Your Way and Mine (short story) Author Short Story 1927/05/00
Jacob's Ladder (short story) Author Short Story 1927/08/20
The Love Boat (short story) Author Short Story 1927/10/08
A Short Trip Home (short story) Author Short Story 1927/12/17
The Bowl (short story) Author Short Story 1928/01/21
Magnetism (short story) Author Short Story 1928/03/03
The Scandal Detectives (short story) Author Short Story 1928/04/28
A Night at the Fair (short story) Author Short Story 1928/07/21
The Freshest Boy (short story) Author Short Story 1928/07/28
He Thinks He's Wonderful (short story) Author Short Story 1928/09/29
Outside the Cabinet-Maker's (short story) Author Short Story 1928/12/00
The Captured Shadow (short story) Author Short Story 1928/12/29
The Perfect Life (short story) Author Short Story 1929/01/05
The Last of the Belles (short story) Author Short Story 1929/03/02
Forging Ahead (short story) Author Short Story 1929/03/03
Basil and Cleopatra (short story) Author Short Story 1929/04/27
The Rough Crossing (short story) Author Short Story 1929/06/08
Majesty (short story) Author Short Story 1929/07/13
At Your Age (short story) Author Short Story 1929/08/17
The Swimmers (short story) Author Short Story 1929/10/19
Two Wrongs (short story) Author Short Story 1930/01/18
First Blood (short story) Author Short Story 1930/04/05
A Nice Quiet Place (short story) Author Short Story 1930/05/31
The Bridal Party (short story) Author Short Story 1930/08/09
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
A Woman with a Past (short story) Author Short Story 1930/09/06
One Trip Abroad (short story) Author Short Story 1930/10/11
A Snobbish Story (short story) Author Short Story 1930/11/29
The Hotel Child (short story) Author Short Story 1931/01/31
Babylon Revisited (short story) Author Short Story 1931/02/21
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
Indecision (short story) Author Short Story 1931/05/16
A New Leaf (short story) Author Short Story 1931/07/04
Emotional Bankruptcy (short story) Author Short Story 1931/08/15
Between Three and Four (short story) Author Short Story 1931/09/05
A Change of Class (short story) Author Short Story 1931/09/26
A Freeze-Out (short story) Author Short Story 1931/12/19
Six of One (short story) Author Short Story 1932/02/00
Diagnosis (short story) Author Short Story 1932/02/20
Flight and Pursuit (short story) Author Short Story 1932/05/14
Family in the Wind (short story) Author Short Story 1932/06/04
The Rubber Check (short story) Author Short Story 1932/08/06
What a Handsome Pair! (short story) Author Short Story 1932/08/27
Crazy Sunday (short story) Author Short Story 1932/10/00
One Interne (short story) Author Short Story 1932/11/05
On Schedule (short story) Author Short Story 1933/03/18
More Than Just a House (short story) Author Short Story 1933/06/24
Tender is the Night Author Book 1934/00/00
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Taps at Reveille (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1935/00/00
The Fiend (short story) Author Short Story 1935/01/00
The Night at Chancellorsville (short story) Author Short Story 1935/02/00
Afternoon of an Author (short story) Author Short Story 1936/08/00
I Didn't Get Over (short story) Author Short Story 1936/10/00
An Alcoholic Case (short story) Author Short Story 1937/02/00
The Long Way Out (short story) Author Short Story 1937/09/00
Financing Finnegan (short story) Author Short Story 1938/01/00
Design in Plaster (short story) Author Short Story 1939/11/00
The Lost Decade (short story) Author Short Story 1939/12/00
  • 1000 or so Notable Short Stories, True Tales and Mezzobulas
The Pat Hobby Stories (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1940/01/00
Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish (short story) Author Short Story 1940/01/00
A Man in the Way (short story) Author Short Story 1940/02/00
Boil Some Water-Lots of It' (short story) Author Short Story 1940/03/00
Teamed with Genius (short story) Author Short Story 1940/04/00
Pat Hobby and Orson Welles (short story) Author Short Story 1940/05/00
Pat Hobby's Secret (short story) Author Short Story 1940/06/00
The End of Hate (short story) Author Short Story 1940/06/22
Pat Hobby, Putative Father (short story) Author Short Story 1940/07/00
The Homes of the Stars (short story) Author Short Story 1940/08/00
Pat Hobby Does His Bit (short story) Author Short Story 1940/09/00
Pat Hobby's Preview (short story) Author Short Story 1940/10/00
No Harm Trying (short story) Author Short Story 1940/11/00
A Patriotic Short (short story) Author Short Story 1940/12/00
The Love of the Last Tycoon Author Book 1941/00/00
On the Trail of Pat Hobby (short story) Author Short Story 1941/01/00
On an Ocean Wave (short story) Author Short Story 1941/02/00
Fun in an Artist's Studio (short story) Author Short Story 1941/02/00
Two Old-Timers (short story) Author Short Story 1941/03/00
Mightier than the Sword (short story) Author Short Story 1941/04/00
Pat Hobby's College Days (short story) Author Short Story 1941/05/00
The Woman from Twenty-One (short story) Author Short Story 1941/06/00
Three Hours Between Planes (short story) Author Short Story 1941/07/00
Gods of Darkness (short story) Author Short Story 1941/11/00
The Crack-Up (essays) Author Collection of Essays 1945/00/00
News of Paris - Fifteen Years Ago (short story) Author Short Story 1947/00/00
The Broadcast We Almost Heard Last September (short story) Author Short Story 1947/00/00
The World's Fair (short story) Author Short Story 1948/00/00
Discard (short story) Author Short Story 1948/01/00
Last Kiss (short story) Author Short Story 1949/04/16
That Kind of Party (short story) Author Short Story 1951/00/00
Afternoon of an Author Collection (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1957/00/00
Babylon Revisited and Other Stories (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1960/00/00
Dearly Beloved (short story) Author Short Story 1969/00/00
Lo, the Poor Peacock (short story) Author Short Story 1971/09/00
The Basil and Josephine Stories (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1973/00/00
The Price Was High: Fifty Uncollected Stories (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1979/00/00
On Your Own (short story) Author Short Story 1979/01/30
A Full Life (short story) Author Short Story 1988/00/00
The Short Stories of F Scott Fitzgerald (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1989/00/00
Temperature (short story) Author Short Story 2015/07/00
I'd Die For You and Other Lost Stories (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 2017/04/00

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul Minnesota, and spent most of his boyhood there and in New York State. In 1913, he entered Princeton University, where his social life and extra-curricular activities limited his academic achievement. He left college in 1917 to join the Army, but was never sent overseas to the war zone. While stationed in Alabama he met Zelda Sayre, to whom he became engaged. During his military service he completed The Romantic Egoist, a novel about a young man's initiation into life, which was rejected for publication. After being demobilized, he found a job with an advertising agency in New York and wrote short stories, only a few of which he was able to market. His prospects appeared so uncertain that Zelda felt obliged to discontinue their engagement. Fitzgerald then returned to his parents' house in St. Paul, where he purposefully rewrote and enlarged his novel. When the new work appeared in 1920 as This Side of Paradise it achieved enormous success and won for its author the reputation of prime spokesman for the glamorous and emancipated youth of the Jazz Age.

Fitzgerald was now able to marry Zelda, and the young couple embarked on a heady period of fame and prosperity during which they sojourned in France and took up residence in various parts of the United States. Besides volumes of short stories, Fitzgerald soon published another novel, The Beautiful and Damned (1922). Three years later he published the novel usually considered to be his finest, The Great Gatsby. This carefully Grafted work was a striking parable of aspiration and desire, and is often considered to be one of the greatest novels in American literature. As Arthur Mizener has written: "The art of this book is nearly perfect. "

Despite his success, Fitzgerald was increasingly troubled by his own tendency to alcoholism and the growing mental illness of his wife. The panic of 1929 changed the nation's literary tastes as radically as its political outlook. When Fitzgerald's brilliant Tender is the Night appeared in 1934, it pleased neither the critics nor the public. Three years later, he went as a film script writer to California, where he died of a heart attack in 1940. His final novel, The Last Tycoon, was published in incomplete form the next year. - NRHP

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