F. Scott Fitzgerald


Easton Press F. Scott Fitzgerald books

This Side of Paradise - 1987
The Great Gatsby - 1991

The Works of F. Scott Fitzgerald (7 volume set) including titles:
The Last Tycoon
This Side of Paradise
Tender is The Night
Tales of The Jazz Age
The Beautiful and The Dammed
Babylon Revisited
The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald (biography) - Library of Great Lives - Rose Adrienne Gallo


Franklin Library F. Scott Fitzgerald books

The Great Gatsby - 100 Greatest Books of All Time - 1974
28 Stories - Collected Stories of the World's Greatest Writers - 1977
The Great Gatsby - Greatest Books of the Twentieth Century - 1979
The Great Gatsby - 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature - 1980


Writer F. Scott Fitzgerald biography

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, commonly known as F. Scott Fitzgerald, was born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. He would go on to become one of the most celebrated American writers of the 20th century, renowned for his novels and short stories that captured the spirit and excesses of the Jazz Age. Fitzgerald's early life was marked by a privileged upbringing. He attended the Newman School and later enrolled at Princeton University, but his academic performance was undistinguished, and he left without earning a degree. Inspired by his experiences at Princeton, Fitzgerald began to develop a keen interest in literature and writing. In 1917, during World War I, Fitzgerald enlisted in the U.S. Army. However, the war ended before he could be deployed overseas. This period influenced his writing, as he drew upon his military experiences in some of his later works.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's breakthrough came with the publication of his debut novel, This Side of Paradise, in 1920. The novel captured the spirit of the post-World War I era and catapulted Fitzgerald to fame. He became a prominent figure in the literary and social scenes of the 1920s, often associated with the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein. This Side of Paradise displayed a sophisticated cynicism masking keen psychological insight and sensitivity to the falseness of the ideals of the so-called "jazz era" in America, following World War 1. F. Scott Fitzgerald continued to write on this theme in two volumes of short stories, Flappers and Philosophers (1920) and Tales of the Jazz Age (1922), and in the novel The Beautiful and the Damned (1922). Fitzgerald's most iconic work, The Great Gatsby, was published in 1925. Initially, the novel did not achieve the commercial success that Fitzgerald had hoped for during his lifetime, but it is now widely regarded as a masterpiece and a quintessential American novel. The Great Gatsby explores themes of wealth, love, and the American Dream against the backdrop of the Roaring Twenties. The Great Gatsby is the story of a gross and ostentatious man who gained immense material success but who destroyed himself and those around him in the process, F. Scott Fitzgerald's full powers as a novelist were revealed; he was ranked by many critics as one of the preeminent American writers. In his later writings, as exemplified by the short story collections All the Sad Young Men (1926) and Taps at Reveille (1935), and the novel Tender is the Night 1934), his central theme shifted to what he deemed the inevitable corruption of the individual by the blind crassness of modern society. His unfinished novel, The Last Tycoon, was published posthumously in 1941; The Crack-up, a collection of essays and letters, was published in 1945.

Despite his literary success, Fitzgerald faced personal challenges, including a tumultuous marriage with Zelda Sayre, who struggled with mental health issues. Financial difficulties and alcoholism also plagued him throughout his life. Fitzgerald continued to write novels, short stories, and essays, but his later works did not achieve the same level of acclaim as his earlier ones. In the 1930s, he moved to Hollywood to work as a screenwriter to support himself and Zelda. His health deteriorated, and he passed away on December 21, 1940, at the age of 44. While F. Scott Fitzgerald experienced personal and professional ups and downs during his lifetime, his contributions to American literature have endured. His evocative prose, exploration of the American Dream, and keen observations of society have solidified his legacy as one of the preeminent voices of the Jazz Age and a key figure in the canon of American literature.
 

This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise, F. Scott Fitzgerald's romantic and witty first novel, was written when the author was only twenty-three years old. This semi-autobiographical story of the handsome, indulged, and idealistic Princeton student Amory Blaine received critical raves and catapulted Fitzgerald to instant fame. Now, readers can enjoy the newly edited, authorized version of this early classic of the Jazz Age, based on Fitzgerald's original manuscript. In this definitive text, This Side of Paradise captures the rhythms and romance of Fitzgerald's youth and offers a poignant portrait of the "Lost Generation."
 

The Beautiful and The Dammed

First published in 1922, The Beautiful and the Damned followed Fitzgerald's impeccable debut, This Side of Paradise, thus securing his place in the tradition of great American novelists. Embellished with the author's lyrical prose, here is the story of Harvard educated, aspiring aesthete Anthony Patch and his beautiful wife, Gloria. As they await the inheritance of his grandfather's fortune, their reckless marriage sways under the influence of alcohol and avarice. A devastating look at the nouveau riche and New York nightlife, as well as the ruinous effects of wild ambition, The Beautiful and the Damned achieved stature as one of Fitzgerald's most accomplished novels. Its distinction as a classic endures to this day. Pocket Book's Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enhanced for the contemporary reader. Special features include critical perspectives, suggestions for further read, and a unique visual essay composed of period photographs that help bring every word to life. 
 

The Great Gatsby

F. Scott Fitzgerald's third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted "gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession," it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.
You enter a world of extravagance, betrayal, and illusions. You enter a world where glamour and corruption intertwine with the longing for lost dreams. Welcome to "The Great Gatsby." This tale, woven by the pen of F. Scott Fitzgerald, transports you to the whirlwind of the 1920s, a time when America danced on the edge of euphoria. It was an era of endless nights, boundless wealth, and never ending parties. But beneath this glittering facade lies something more—a story of loneliness, betrayal, longing for love, and daring battles against adversity. The mysterious Jay Gatsby takes center stage in this narrative. A man of refined manners and hidden identity, Gatsby becomes a symbol of an unattainable vision, an elusive love. In his heart burns one dream to reclaim a lost past and be reunited with the woman who gives his life meaning. The story revolves around Gatsby, the confidant and narrator Nick Carraway, and the beautiful yet unhappy Daisy Buchanan. It unfolds amidst the light of glamour and darkness of deception, woven around innocence and loss. It is a tale of illusions that lead us astray, of the challenges we encounter on the path to our dreams. Fitzgerald masterfully paints his characters, showcasing their longings, flaws, and downfalls. Through his beautiful and sensual descriptions, he brings to life the shining world of the elite and their wild parties, while also unmasking their hollow souls and unspoken secrets. His words transport us through time and space, immersing us in the frenzy of madness and tragedy that are an inseparable part of human aspirations for fulfillment. Reader, open this book and prepare for a journey. Traverse the streets of New York, listen to the clinking of glasses, the melodies of jazz orchestras, and the echoes of broken promises. Take a seat by Gatsby's grand pool and follow the intrigues, love, and downfall. Soon you will discover that "The Great Gatsby" is not just a story about one man but about the spirit of an era that burned brightly, only to fade away. You are entering the world of "The Great Gatsby." Brace yourself to be captivated by magic and passion, but also to contemplate bitter thoughts and reflect on the condition of the human heart. Enjoy this journey.
The Great Gatsby pulls back the golden curtain of the 1920s to reveal a world shimmering with dreams and draped in disillusionment. Step into the vibrant realm of Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire with a heart tethered to a past love. As opulent parties light up his mansion, shadows of old affections and societal divides cast a pall over his pursuits. Through the discerning gaze of Nick Carraway, Fitzgerald paints a poignant portrait of longing, ambition, and the sad rhythm of an era gone by. A story that waltzes between hope and heartbreak, shining a timeless light on the human condition.
The novel is set during the Jazz Age on Long Island, near New York City, and recounts first-person narrator Nick Carraway's contacts with mystery billionaire Jay Gatsby, as well as Gatsby's preoccupation with reuniting with his former sweetheart, Daisy Buchanan.Fitzgerald's adolescent relationship with socialite Ginevra King, as well as the wild parties he visited on Long Island's North Shore in 1922, inspired the novel. Fitzgerald finished a preliminary draft of the work in 1924 after moving to the French Riviera. He sent it to editor Maxwell Perkins, who convinced Fitzgerald to rework it during the winter. Fitzgerald was happy with the writing after changes, but he was unsure about the title and pondered various possibilities. Fitzgerald was significantly influenced by painter Francis Cugat's dust jacket picture, which he integrated into the novel.


Tender is The Night

Set on the French Riviera in the late 1920s, Tender Is the Night is the tragic romance of the young actress Rosemary Hoyt and the stylish American couple Dick and Nicole Diver. A brilliant young psychiatrist at the time of his marriage, Dick is both husband and doctor to Nicole, whose wealth goads him into a lifestyle not his own, and whose growing strength highlights Dick's harrowing demise. A profound study of the romantic concept of character, Tender Is the Night is lyrical, expansive, and hauntingly evocative.

Tales of The Jazz Age

A master craftsman brings one of the most fascinating periods in American history to vivid life in these provocative and poignant short stories

Born gray haired and grumpy, Benjamin Button may be an infant, but his body and personality are those of an old man. Curiously, however, he grows younger with each passing year. Benjamin is aging backwards, which begs the question, when does a man become a man? And how do we recognize our true selves?
 
A delightful fable that poses serious inquiries about the nature of existence, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is one of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s best-known stories and the centerpiece of this legendary collection. From the Jazz Age decadence of “May Day” to the delightful fantasy of “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,” these evocative tales showcase one of the twentieth century’s greatest authors at the height of his talent. The tales incluse:
The Jelly-Bean
The Camel's Back
May Day
Porcelain and Pink
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Tarquin of Cheapside
Oh Russet Witch!
The Lees of Happiness
Mr. Icky
Jemina

Babylon Revisited

Written between 1920 and 1937, when F. Scott Fitzgerald was at the height of his creative powers, these ten lyric tales represent some of the author's finest fiction. In them, Fitzgerald creates vivid, timeless characters a dissatisfied southern belle seeking adventure in the north; the tragic hero of the title story who lost more than money in the stock market; giddy and dissipated young men and women of the interwar period. From the lazy town of Tarleton, Georgia, to the glittering cosmopolitan centers of New York and Paris, Fitzgerald brings the society of the "Lost Generation" to life in these masterfully crafted gems, showcasing the many gifts of one of our most popular writers.


The Last Tycoon - An Unfinished Novel

When F. Scott Fitzgerald died in 1940, he left behind an unfinished draft of this poignant novel, inspired by his own experience working in Hollywood as a screenwriter. Literary critic Edmund Wilson edited Fitzgerald’s notes and material to publish this text of The Last Tycoon in 1941.

Set in Hollywood in the 1930s, The Last Tycoon tells the tragic story of a young film producer named Monroe Stahr. Exploring themes of ambition, power, and corruption, The Last Tycoon depicts Stahr’s struggle to balance his personal life and professional goals with the challenges of running a successful movie studio. Based on the career of real life producer Irving Thalberg, the head of MGM who was known as Hollywood’s “boy wonder”, The Last Tycoon is a sharply observed and bittersweet exposé of the glittering excess of the Hollywood film industry in its prime.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's stories defined the 1920s 'Jazz Age' generation, with their glittering dreams and tarnished hopes.


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