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


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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1896/09/24 On the second floor of the Fitzgerald family home in St Paul, MN, Mary McQuillan Fitzgerald gives birth to a son, Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald. The boy will be called Scott. Born F Scott Fitzgerald Birthplace St Paul F Scott Fitzgerald's Birthday
1898/03/00 After Mr Fitzgerald's furniture business fails, he is hire by P and G and the family moves to the Lenox Apartments in Buffalo. Two restaurants where they dined are gone: 8 floor sky-view was for families and single women and 1st fl pub-style for men only. Life Lenox Hotel Buffalo, NY
1899/04/00 The Fitzgeralds move into a flat at Summer and Elmwood in Buffalo. The house is no longer standing. Home Lenox Hotel Buffalo, NY
1901/01/00 The Fitzgerald family moves to Syracuse, New York. They first live at 603 W Genesee St, a building that no longer exists. Life
1901/08/00 Returning to Buffalo, NY, on a visit, the Fitzgerald family explores the Pan-American Exposition. Visitor Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society Buffalo, NY 1901 Pan-American Exposition
1902/00/00 The Fitzgerald family takes Apartment 201 in Kasson Place at 622 James St. Home Kasson Place Apartments Syracuse, NY
1903/00/00 The Fitzgeralds move to 501 Catherine St in Syracuse, NY. Built in 1898 on the corner of East Willow St, the vacant building, with numerous code violations, was razed. Home
1903/09/00 Fitzgerald family move back to Buffalo and live at 29 Irving Place, in Allentown, not far from the the Procter and Gamble offices at 683 Main Street (razed). Home F Scott Fitzgerald Childhood Home Buffalo, NY
1903/09/00 Scott enters school at the Holy Angels Convent at the corner of Porter and West Avenues under the arrangement that he needs to go half a day but is allowed to choose which half. Education Holy Angels Church (Buffalo, NY) Buffalo, NY
1904/00/00 Scott Fitzgerald learns the Vienna Waltz and other dances at the Twentieth Century Club, Buffalo, NY. Scott partners include Dorothy Knox, sister of Seymour Knox, and Harriet Mack. The Mack family owns the Buffalo Times. Education Twentieth Century Club (Buffalo, NY) Buffalo, NY
1905/09/00 F Scott Fitzgerald attends St Mary's Academy and Industrial Female School of Buffalo. Nov 6, 1906, Mr Fitzgerald pays $6.42 for a 4 week term. Education Nardin Academy Buffalo, NY
1905/10/00 Fitzgerald family moves to 71 Highland Avenue. Home Fitzgerald Highland Home Buffalo, NY
1911/11/00 I saw a musical comedy called "The Quaker Girl" and from that day forth my desk bulged with Gilbert and Sullivan librettos and dozens of notebooks containing the germs of dozens of musical comedies. - FSF Life The Quaker Girl (stage musical)
1913/05/00 Scott Enters takes various Princeton entrance exams including French, history, mathematics and Latin. When his scores prove to be insufficient, he is asked to travel to Princeton for an interview. Education
1913/09/24 At his Princeton interview, Scott persuades the admissions committee that it would be cruel for them to deny him entrance on his birthday. FSG wires home: ADMITTED SEND FOOTBALL PADS AND SHOES IMMEDIATELY PLEASE WAIT TRUNK Education Princeton University
1914/00/00 593 Summit Ave was the Fitzgerald home from 1914-1919 Home Fitzgerald Summit Terrace St Paul
1918/09/07 F Scott Fitzgerald falls in love with Zelda Sayre. Noted for her beauty and high spirits, Scott calls her "the first American Flapper". Groom Marriage of Zelda Sayre and F Scott Fitzgerald
1919/02/00 Scott is discharged from the army: I arrived in NYC and presented my card to the office boys of 7 city editors asking to be taken on as a reporter.... I was going to trail murderers by day and do short stories by night. But the newspapers didn't need me. Life
1919/03/00 Scott becomes an Ad man at $90 a month, writing the slogans that while away the hours in trolley cars. At night, he begins writing short stories, the quickest in an 1.5 hours, the slowest in 3 days, while living in a single room at 200 Claremont Ave. Work Morningside Heights
1919/06/00 I had 122 rejection slips pinned in a frieze about my room. I wrote movies. I wrote song lyrics. I wrote poems. I wrote sketchs. I wrote jokes. Near the end of June I sold one story for $30 (Babes in the Woods to The Smart Set.) Author Babes in the Woods (short story)
1919/07/04 Utterly disgusted with myself and all the editors, I went home to St Paul and informed family and friends that I had given up my position and had come home to write a novel. They nodded politely, changed the subject and spoke of me very gently. - FSF Author This Side of Paradise (book) Fitzgerald Summit Terrace St Paul
1919/09/00 The Smart Set publishes F Scott Fitzgerald's short story, "Babes in the Woods". Author Babes in the Woods (short story)
1919/09/15 But this time I knew what I was doing. I had a novel to write at last, and all through two hot months I wrote and revised and compiled and boiled down. On September fifteen This Side of Paradise was accepted by special delivery. - FSF Author This Side of Paradise (book) Fitzgerald Summit Terrace 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" by F Scott Fitzgerald is published. The first printing sells out in 3 days. Author This Side of Paradise (book)
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 (short story)
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 F Scott Fitzgerald's "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" by F Scott Fitzgerald shines in 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 (book) F Scott Fitzgerald Home North Hempstead
1922/12/00 "Winter Dreams" is published in Metropolitan Magazine. Author Winter Dreams (short story)
1923/05/00 "Dice, Brassknuckles and Guitar" by F S Fitzgerald is published in Hearst's International. Author Dice, Brassknuckles and Guitar (short story)
1923/08/00 F Scott Fitzgerald "Hot and Cold Blood" runs through Hearst's International. 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 (book)
1927/00/00 American film and stage actress, Lois Moran, and author, F Scott Fitzgerald have a romantic affair. Life
1927/12/17 "A Short Trip Home" is published in The Saturday Evening Post. Author A Short Trip Home (short story)
1928/04/00 Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald take a 4th floor apartment at 58 Rue Vaugirard, Paris. Staying here for 5 months, Scott writes stories for American magazines. Home
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)
1930/05/22 After Zelda experiences hallucinations and attempts suicide, Scott takes her to Val-Mont Clinic in Glion in Switzerland where she is examined by Dr Oscar Forel. Life
1930/06/05 Scott commits Zelda against her will into Les Rives de Prangins Clinic near Nyon, on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Life
1930/08/09 "The Bridal Party" is published in The Saturday Evening Post. Author The Bridal Party (short story)
1930/12/25 Scott Fitzgerald and his daughter, Frances "Scottie", spend the holidays at Gstaad, a sky resort in the Canton of Bern in southwestern Switzerland. Visitor Canton Bern Switzerland
1931/02/21 "Babylon Revisited" is published in the Saturday Evening Post. Author Babylon Revisited (short story)
1931/09/15 Zelda is released from Les Rives de Prangins Clinic and the Fitzgeralds return home to America aboard the RMS AQUITANIA. Life
1931/10/00 Scott, Zelda and their daughter, Scottie, move to a Craftsman-style house near Zelda's parents in Montgomery, Alabama. Scott will later look back on "all the horrors in Montgomery." Home Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald House, Montgomery Montgomery
1931/10/00 Scott Fitzgerald writes a screen adaptation of "Red-Headed Woman" for MGM. "Scott tried to turn the silly book into a tone poem!" - Irving Thalberg according to Anita Loos' autobiography Kiss Hollywood Goodbye Screenwriter Red-Headed Woman (film)
1932/00/00 F Scott Fitzgerald works on "Tender is the Night". Author Tender is the Night Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald House, Montgomery Montgomery
1932/02/00 On a dreary February day, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald depart from Montgomery Union Station en route to Baltimore, heading for the Phipps Clinic. Life Montgomery Union Station Montgomery
1932/02/12 Zelda Fitzgerald is admitted to the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic. Her doctor suggest Scott should check himself in also. Health Phipps Building Baltimore, MD
1932/03/14 Scott Fitgerald reads Zelda's manuscript for 'Save Me the Waltz'. "see her build this dubitable career of hers with morsels of living matter chipped out of my mind, my belly, my nervous system and my loins?" FSF Editor Save Me the Waltz (book) Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald House, Montgomery Montgomery
1932/03/25 THINK NOVEL CAN SAFELY BE PLACED ON YOUR LIST FOR SPRING IT IS ONLY A QUESTION OF CERTAIN SMALL BUT NONE THE LESS NECESSARY REVISIONS ... IN MY OPINION IT IS A FINE NOVEL - FSF wire to Maxwell Perkins Editor Save Me the Waltz (book) Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald House, Montgomery Montgomery
1932/03/28 ALL MIDDLE SECTION MUST BE RADICALLY REWRITTEN STOP TITLE AND NAME OF AMORY BLAINE CHANGED! STOP ARRIVING BALTIMORE THURSDAY TO CONFER WITH ZELDA - FSF wire to Maxwell Perkins Editor Save Me the Waltz (book) Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald House, Montgomery Montgomery
1932/05/20 Fitzgerald's rent a house at La Paix, the estate of Bayard Turnbull. The Fitzgerald family moves after a fire, which officials attribute to electrical problems but many people blame Zelda. Site: St Joseph Medical Center, 7601 Osler Dr, Towson Home
1932/09/00 Scott Fitzgerald's daughter, Frances "Scottie" Fitzgerald, attends Bryn Mawr Little School. Parent Bryn Mawr Little School, Bmore Baltimore, MD
1933/07/00 After the premiere of Scandalabra, a play by Zelda and performed by the Vagabond Players, Scott Fitzgerald gathers the cast in the Green Room of the Hotel Belvedere and reads each line aloud. Each line is critiqued until the script is abandoned. Critic The Belvedere and the Owl Bar Baltimore, MD
1933/08/00 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 Fitzgerald Bolton Townhouse, Bmore Baltimore, MD
1933/12/00 At the end of November through December, Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald vacation in Bermuda. Visitors
1934/04/12 "Tender is the Night" by F Scott Fitzgerald is published in book form by Charles Scribner's Sons, selling only 13,000 copies to mixed reviews. Author Tender is the Night
1935/05/00 Scott Fitzgerald arrives at the Grove Park Inn to be closer to Zelda in treatment at Highland Hospital. Visitor Grove Park Inn Asheville
1935/09/00 F Scott Fitzgerald and Scottie move into the Cambridge Arms Apartments across from Johns Hopkins University. Home Johns Hopkins University's Wolman Hall Baltimore, MD
1936/00/00 Scott Fitzgerald stays briefly at the Hotel Stafford while his wife, Zelda, is treated at the Phipps Psychiatric Clinic. Guest Stafford Apartments, Bmore Baltimore, MD
1936/07/00 Scott Fitzgerald begins his stay at the Grove Park Inn while Zelda is in Highland Hospital. Guest Grove Park Inn Asheville
1936/12/22 During the Christmas holidays, Scott throws his daughter Frances "Scottie" a party on the 22nd floor of the Belvedere Hotel in Baltimore. Scott drinks too much, acts silly, totters around and insist on dancing with some of the girls. Life The Belvedere and the Owl Bar Baltimore, MD
1937/06/00 Scott Fitzgerald begins writing scripts for MGM. Employed until December 1938, Scott will earn $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 (film)
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, NH
1939/12/22 FSF note to Arnold Gingrich at Esquire: Did you know that last story (Two Old Timers) was the way "The Big Parade" was really made? King Vidor pushed John Gilbert in a hole-believe it or not. Author of Two Old-Timers Two Old-Timers (short story)
1939/12/22 FSF note to Arnold Gingrich at Esquire: Did you know that last story (Two Old Timers) was the way "The Big Parade" was really made? King Vidor pushed John Gilbert in a hole-believe it or not. Author of Two Old-Timers The Big Parade
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 Francis Scott Key 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 Babylon Revisited (short story)
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

171 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 (book) 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 (short story) Author Short Story 1920/05/01
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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
Who's Who - and Why (essay) Author Essay 1920/09/18
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
The Beautiful and Damned Author Book 1922/00/00
Tales of the Jazz Age (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 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
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The Diamond as Big as the Ritz (book) Author Mezzobula 1922/06/00
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Winter Dreams (short story) Author Short Story 1922/12/00
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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 (book) 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
How to Waste Material: A Note on My Generation (essay) Author Essay 1926/05/00
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
Princeton (FSF essay) Author Essay 1927/12/00
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
Ten Years in the Advertising Business (short story) Author Short Story 1929/00/00
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
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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
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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 (Fitzgerald 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
One Hundred False Starts (essay) Author Essay 1933/03/04
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 1934/04/12
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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
Author's House (essay) Author Essay 1936/07/01
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
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Pat Hobby's Christmas Wish (short story) Author Short Story 1940/01/01
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
The Pat Hobby Stories (short story collection) Author Short Story Collection 1941/05/00
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
The Broadcast We Almost Heard Last September (short story) Author Short Story 1947/00/00
News of Paris - Fifteen Years Ago (short story) Author Short Story 1947/12/00
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: A Selection of Uncollected Stories and Essays 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
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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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