A Short Autobiography

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Price
$16.00  $14.88
Publisher
Scribner Book Company
Publish Date
Pages
204
Dimensions
5.16 X 0.79 X 7.96 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781439199060
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About the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896. He attended Princeton University, joined the United States Army during World War I, and published his first novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. That same year he married Zelda Sayre and for the next decade the couple lived in New York, Paris, and on the Riviera. Fitzgerald's masterpieces include The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, and Tender Is the Night. He died at the age of forty-four while working on The Last Tycoon. Fitzgerald's fiction has secured his reputation as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.
James L. W. West, III is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English, Emeritus, at Pennsylvania State University.

Reviews

"An intellectual autobiography [that] should inspire Fitzgerald readers new or returning...a pleasure to read." -"Library Journal"
"Jaunty, funny, sparkling, and self-mocking, and beneath the glinting wit, deeply reflective." -"Booklist"
"Frequently funny and fast-paced." -Associated Press
"Fitzgerald never wrote an autobiography, but this is the next best thing: A collection of 19 personal essays written over the course of his career. They include lighthearted, amusing pieces clearly designed to appeal to magazine editors and casual readers, as well as grimmer fare carved from the center of a broken heart.." -"Chicago Tribune"