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  1. F. Scott FITZGERALD

  2. Family • Named for his cousin • Married Zelda Sayre • Had one child, Frances Scott Fitzgerald • Late in Life Fell in love with Sheilah Graham http://cache.viewimages.com/xc/3246039.jpg?v=1&c=ViewImages&k=2&d=DCB332A6E7C66BD3793ABBF7E5F94BD3A55A1E4F32AD3138

  3. Background • Born St. Paul, Minnesota, 1896 • Four years Princeton • Army during WWI • Lived in New York http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americannovel/timeline/images/fitzgerald_pic.jpg

  4. Early Works • Started with periodicals • Tales of the Jazz Age • This Side of Paradise • Frightened of fame and prosperity http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/jpegs/tsop.jpeg

  5. Bumps in the Road • Alcohol abuse • Didn’t see his daughter much • Wife went crazy; died in 1948 • Wrote The Crack Up (downward spiral) http://images.encarta.msn.com/xrefmedia/sharemed/targets/images/pho/t011/T011863A.jsm

  6. Most Famous Works • The Great Gatsby • Tender Is The Night • The Last Tycoon • The Beautiful and the Damned http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/BOOK/BD021~The-Great-Gatsby-by-F-Scott-Fitzgerald-Posters.jpg

  7. Lifestyle • Extravagant living • Experienced both sides of American Dream • World Traveler • Moved many times http://www.asa.org.uk/NR/rdonlyres/FA48566E-D3E0-4660-9588-0ED6802E3F42/0/alcohol.jpg

  8. Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald • Born 1900, Montgomery, Alabama • Artist, Writer, and Dancer • Pursuit of Dancing career caused first nervous breakdown • Wrote her only novel from the hospital http://www.flapperjane.com/July%20August/ZELDA.jpg

  9. His Last Years • Continued fight with alcohol • Died of a heart attack • December 21, 1940 in Graham’s apartment • Believed himself a failure http://runningthroughrain.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/f-scott-fitzgerald.gif

  10. Works Cited • A Brief Life of Fitzgerald. 2003. University of South Carolina. 6 February 2008. http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html • The Sensible Thing: Biographies. PBS. 5 February 2008. http://www.pbs.org/kteh/amstorytellers/bios.html • F. Scott Fitzgerald Biography. 1996-2007. Biography.com. 4 February 2008. http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9296261 • F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby. 2008. C-SPAN. 4 February 2008. http://www.americanwriters.org/writers/fitzgerald.asp