Authors > F. Scott Fitzgerald

1896-1940. An american author famous for The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald wrote about love, money, and fast living. His novels did not sell as many copies when first published as Fitzgerald expected, but they were lauded by the critics. He wrote 160 short stories, some of which tested his ideas for his novels.

Fitzgerald incorporated many of his personal experiences into his stories. His residence in Europe, his wife's infidelity and illness, and his own alcoholism were interwoven into his works.

The Beautiful and Damned and Other Stories

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and Damned explores the world of America's upper class during World War I and the beginning of the Jazz Age. Loosely based on Fitzgerald's relationship with his wife, Zelda, the novel centers around Anthony Patch, a young East Coast socialite who is heir to his grandfather's fortune and lacks motivation to pursue a meaningful career.


The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. First published in 1925, this quintessential novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

Year: 1925
Genre: Literature



Year TitleGenres & Tags

The Beautiful and Damned and Other Stories , Jazz Age
1925The Great GatsbyLiterature , Jazz Age