A biography of francis scott fitzgerald

Bruccoli contends that Fitzgerald did in fact have recurring tuberculosis, and according to Milford, Fitzgerald biographer Arthur Mizener said that Fitzgerald suffered a mild attack of tuberculosis inand in he had "what proved to be a tubercular hemorrhage.

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He resigned as district attorney in In an April trial that attracted nationwide attention, Key charged that Crandall's actions instigated slaves to rebel. The Key Monument Association erected a memorial in and the remains of both Francis Scott Key and his wife, Mary Tayloe Lloyd, were placed in a crypt in the base of the monument.

The location is illustrated on a sign in the Francis Scott Key park. NelsonFitzgerald's physician, signed the death certificate. In the intensity with which it is imagined and in the brilliance of its expression, it is the equal of anything Fitzgerald ever wrote, and it is typical of his luck that he died of a heart attack with his novel only half-finished.

In the intensity with which it is imagined and in the brilliance of its expression, it is the equal of anything Fitzgerald ever wrote, and it is typical of his luck that he died of a heart attack with his novel only half-finished.

Mary's in Rockville, Marylandinscribed with the final sentence of The Great Gatsby Among the attendees at a visitation held at a funeral home was Dorothy Parkerwho reportedly cried and murmured "the poor son-of-a-bitch", a line from Jay Gatsby 's funeral in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby.

Fitzgerald was the only son of an unsuccessful, aristocratic father and an energetic, provincial mother. The great love of his life was Zelda, whom he married and had a daughter. Fitzgerald claimed that he would first write his stories in an 'authentic' manner, then rewrite them to put in the "twists that made them into salable magazine stories.

He produced thousands of short stories, often times to support their frivolous lifestyles as well as to tell their stories.

Key was a founding member and active leader of the American Colonization Society and its predecessor, the influential Maryland branch, the primary goal of which was to send free African-Americans back to Africa. He was a struggling writer that was at the peak of his career in life before he knew how to handle success.

Fitzgerald traveled several times to Europe, especially to Paris and the French Riviera in the s, where he befriended many expatriate Americans living in Paris, including Ernest Hemingway. The following week, Scott and Zelda were married at St.

Francis Scott Fitzgerald: Biography & Author

Each wrote about each other in a symbolistic manner. By this time, his wife was hospitalized for a long time until she died in from a fire at the clinic where she was confined. There he met and fell in love with a celebrated belle, year-old Zelda Sayre, the youngest daughter of an Alabama supreme court judge.

Fitzgerald began to drink too much, and Zelda suddenly, ominously, began to practice ballet dancing night and day. They fell deeply in love, and, as soon as he could, Fitzgerald headed for New York determined to achieve instant success and to marry Zelda. Even so, like Nick, Fitzgerald saw through the glitter of the Jazz Age to the moral emptiness and hypocrisy beneath, and part of him longed for this absent moral center.

Inhe secured a grand jury indictment against Benjamin Lundyeditor of the anti-slavery publication, the Genius of Universal Emancipationand his printer, William Greer, for libel after Lundy published an article that declared, "There is neither mercy nor justice for colored people in this district [of Columbia]".

He worked for the Barron Collier advertising agency, living in a single room at Claremont Avenue in the Morningside Heights neighborhood on Manhattan's west side.

The war ended inbefore Fitzgerald was ever deployed. He might have interpreted them and even guided them, as in their middle years they saw a different and nobler freedom threatened with destruction.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Zelda broke their engagement, and, after an epic drunk, Fitzgerald retired to St. Much of her time was spent at Johns Hopkins University. Illness and death[ edit ] Fitzgerald, an alcoholic since college, became notorious during the s for his extraordinarily heavy drinking which would undermine his health by the late s.

Key, in his final address to the jury said:Context. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born on September 24,and named after his ancestor Francis Scott Key, the author of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”. F. Scott Fitzgerald, in full Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, (born September 24,St. Paul, Minnesota, U.S.—died December 21,Hollywood, California), American short-story writer and novelist famous for his depictions of the Jazz Age (the s), his most brilliant novel being The Great Gatsby ().

F. Scott Fitzgerald was an Irish-American Jazz Age novelist and short-story writer. Many regard him as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Early days. Born on September 24,Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in St.

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He won Oscars for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men.” But his jaundiced view of the movie business was well known. Francis Scott Key was an attorney and poet who wrote the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner," the U.S.

national anthem. Born on August 1,in Frederick County, Maryland, Francis Scott Key.

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