By Robert L. Gale
F. Scott Fitzgerald is among the such a lot demanding authors of yankee literature. he's identified the world over because the writer of The nice Gatsby (1925), a twentieth-century literary vintage studied by way of highschool scholars and students alike. yet Fitzgerald used to be an amazingly effective author regardless of various own problems. From the start of his literary occupation with the book of This facet of Paradise in 1920 to his loss of life in 1940, he wrote five novels, approximately a hundred and eighty brief tales, a variety of essays and studies, a lot poetry, numerous performs, and a few movie scripts. even if he wrote swiftly and maybe bleary-eyed, his works more often than not convey 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 legendary, he warns of the hazards of non-public recklessness and praises the redemptive strength of love.
Through enormous quantities of alphabetically prepared entries, this reference e-book presents entire insurance of Fitzgerald's existence and writings. the amount starts with a chronology that lines his upward push from obscurity to status, his struggles with alcoholism, and his eventual monetary downfall. The entries that persist with supply a whole and unique photo of Fitzgerald and his paintings. They current the fundamental 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 kinfolk, associates, affiliates. some of the entries contain bibliographies which emphasize feedback released after 1990, and the amount closes with a normal bibliography of an important extensive stories of Fitzgerald and his works. a radical index and large go references offer extra entry to the wealth of knowledge during this reference e-book and assist in making it a useful gizmo for quite a lot of users.
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