By Robert L. Gale
F. Scott Fitzgerald is without doubt one of the such a lot difficult authors of yank literature. he's recognized across the world because the writer of The nice Gatsby (1925), a twentieth-century literary vintage studied by means of highschool scholars and students alike. yet Fitzgerald used to be an amazingly effective author regardless of quite a few own problems. From the start of his literary profession with the booklet of This part of Paradise in 1920 to his loss of life in 1940, he wrote five novels, approximately a hundred and eighty brief tales, a number of essays and reports, a lot poetry, numerous performs, and a few movie scripts. even if he wrote rapidly and maybe bleary-eyed, his works normally convey the flashes of his genius. he's celebrated as an emblem of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties, yet underneath all of the glitter for which his prose is known, he warns of the hazards of non-public recklessness and praises the redemptive strength of love.
Through countless numbers of alphabetically prepared entries, this reference ebook offers entire insurance of Fitzgerald's existence and writings. the quantity starts with a chronology that strains 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 specified 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 importance; and provides short biographical details for Fitzgerald's kin, pals, affiliates. a number of the entries comprise bibliographies which emphasize feedback released after 1990, and the quantity closes with a normal bibliography of crucial wide reports of Fitzgerald and his works. an intensive index and huge pass references supply extra entry to the wealth of data during this reference booklet and help in making it a useful gizmo for a variety of users.
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