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F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University which he left in 1917 to join the army. Fitzgerald was said to have epitomised the Jazz Age, an age inhabited by a generation he defined as ‘grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken’.

In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their destructive relationship and her subsequent mental breakdowns became a major influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender is the Night and The Love of the Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work): six volumes of short stories and The Crack-Up, a selection of autobiographical pieces.

Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940. After his death The New York Times said of him that ‘He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a “generation” … he might have interpreted them and even guided them, as in their middle years they saw a different and nobler freedom threatened with destruction.’

Featured Books, with extracts, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Last Tycoon by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Last Tycoon
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Last Tycoon is a sophisticated, gripping tale of love and intrigue in the Golden Age of Hollywood, containing what many critics have claimed are Fitzgerald's most modern and engaging characters. Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of The Great Gatsby,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/05/2013
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby is F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece; a tragic love story played out in a world of dangerous illusion amidst the famous decadence of the roaring twenties. Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/01/1970
Tales of the Jazz Age by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tales of the Jazz Age
F. Scott Fitzgerald
A collection of early short stories which helped make F. Scott Fitzgerald's name. Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, opened the 66th Cannes Film Festival. A 'Piece of Passion' from Alessandro Gallenzi...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2013
All the Sad Young Men by F. Scott Fitzgerald
All the Sad Young Men
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published a year after The Great Gatsby, this short-story collection showcases many of the celebrated novel's themes, as well as its unique writing style. Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, opened the 66th Cannes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/03/2013
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
This Side of Paradise
F. Scott Fitzgerald
A critical account of its own era, introducing many themes which would be developed in later works, Fitzgerald's first novel was an instant critical and commercial success, propelling him into the limelight as a literary celebrity. Baz Luhrmann's film...
Format: Paperback - Released: 27/09/2012
The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Beautiful and Damned
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Containing obvious parallels with F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's own lives, The Beautiful and Damned is a tragic examination of the pitfalls of greed and materialism and the transience of youth and beauty. Baz Luhrmann's film adaptation of The...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/08/2012
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Tender is the Night
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Peopled by an unforgettable cast of aristocrats and high-fliers, Tender is the Night is at once a scathing critique of the materialism and hypocrisy of the Roaring Twenties and a poignant and sensitive account of personal tragedy and disillusionment. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/08/2012
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
January 2014 Guest Editor Jodi Picoult on The Great Gatsby by F. Scott. Fitzgerald, for its unreliable narrator. I love this book because it's the gold standard for unreliable narrators. Nick Carraway tells us the story of Jay Gatsby...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/07/2012
The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Beautiful and Damned
F. Scott Fitzgerald
October 2011 Guest Editor Philippa Gregory on F. Scott Fitzgerald... I have just re-read this and constantly admired the economy of Fitzgerald. He can write poignant paragraphs that come out of almost nothing, as a reader you can hardly...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2004
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
August 2011 Guest Editor Deborah Lawrenson on F Scott Fitzgerald... F Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is so full of exquisite prose it’s like being glutted on champagne and diamonds and fluttering silk. And it’s the contrast between the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/02/2000

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