Fitzgerald, Francis Scott: The Great Gatsby

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THE GREAT GATSBYby F.Scott Fitzgerald The author Francis Scott Fitzgerald was was born in St. Paul Minnesota on 4th September 1896. Because he was not so good at school he was sent to a boarding school in New Jersey. After his time in New Jersey he went to Princeton in 1913, but never graduated. Instead he enlisted in the army in 1917, shortly before the end of the 1st WorldWar. He was stationed in Alabama where he fell in love with a 17-year-old girl, named Zelda Syre. After a short time she agreed to marry him but her desire of wealth and fun was so powerful that they delayed their wedding several times until he could prove a success with his 1st publication This side of Pardise . He became a literary sensation and earned so much money that he could marry Zelda. His most famous novel The Great Gatsby was published in 1925. Having become a celebrity he lived a wild life with parties and alcohol. But he also tried to please Zelda by writing to earn money. During the Great Depression in 1929 his wife suffered from a nervous breakdown and he fought against alcoholism which hindered him writing novels. In 1937 he moved to Hollywood to work on Screenplays. While working on his new novel The love of the last Tycoon he died of a heart attack at the age of 44. Characters Nick Carraway : He is the novel s narrator. Gatsby and most of what happens in the novel are described through his eyes. He comes to NewYork to learn something about the stock business a fashionable job in the ...

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