An F. Scott Fitzgerald Encyclopedia by Robert L. Gale

By Robert L. Gale

F. Scott Fitzgerald is among the such a lot not easy authors of yank literature. he's recognized across the world because the writer of The nice Gatsby (1925), a twentieth-century literary vintage studied via 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 profession with the book of This aspect of Paradise in 1920 to his loss of life in 1940, he wrote five novels, approximately one hundred eighty brief tales, a variety of essays and experiences, a lot poetry, a number of performs, and a few movie scripts. even if he wrote swiftly and maybe bleary-eyed, his works commonly convey the flashes of his genius. he's celebrated as a logo of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties, yet underneath all of the glitter for which his prose is known, he warns of the risks of private recklessness and praises the redemptive strength of love.

Through enormous quantities of alphabetically prepared entries, this reference ebook offers whole assurance of Fitzgerald's existence and writings. the quantity starts off with a chronology that strains his upward thrust from obscurity to reputation, his struggles with alcoholism, and his eventual monetary downfall. The entries that keep on with supply a whole and unique photo of Fitzgerald and his paintings. They current the basic motion in Fitzgerald's novels, brief tales, performs, and poems; establish all named fictional characters and point out their value; and provides short biographical details for Fitzgerald's kinfolk, acquaintances, affiliates. a number of the entries contain bibliographies which emphasize feedback released after 1990, and the amount closes with a common bibliography of an important wide reports of Fitzgerald and his works. a radical index and vast move references supply extra entry to the wealth of data during this reference ebook and help in making it a great tool for a variety of users.

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