An F. Scott Fitzgerald Encyclopedia by Robert L. Gale

By Robert L. Gale

F. Scott Fitzgerald is likely one of the such a lot difficult authors of yank literature. he's recognized the world over because the writer of The nice Gatsby (1925), a twentieth-century literary vintage studied by means of highschool scholars and students alike. yet Fitzgerald was once an amazingly efficient author regardless of a variety of own problems. From the start of his literary profession with the ebook of This aspect of Paradise in 1920 to his demise in 1940, he wrote five novels, approximately one hundred eighty brief tales, a variety of essays and reports, a lot poetry, a number of performs, and a few movie scripts. even if he wrote swiftly and maybe bleary-eyed, his works ordinarily express the flashes of his genius. he's celebrated as a logo of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties, yet underneath the entire glitter for which his prose is known, he warns of the hazards of non-public recklessness and praises the redemptive strength of love.

Through thousands of alphabetically prepared entries, this reference ebook offers entire assurance of Fitzgerald's lifestyles and writings. the quantity starts with a chronology that lines his upward thrust from obscurity to popularity, his struggles with alcoholism, and his eventual monetary downfall. The entries that stick to supply a whole and designated photo 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 value; and provides short biographical details for Fitzgerald's kin, acquaintances, affiliates. the various entries contain bibliographies which emphasize feedback released after 1990, and the quantity closes with a normal bibliography of an important vast stories of Fitzgerald and his works. a radical index and huge pass references offer extra entry to the wealth of data during this reference publication and help in making it a great tool for a variety of users.

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