F. Scott Fitzgerald by Richard Shephard
(Pocket Essential series)

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Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. F. Scott Fitzgerald is widely praised as the finest and most famous novelist of 20th century America. His reputation is infinitely more lustrous since his untimely death than it was for much of his 20-year literary career, and is largely based on his 1925 novel, The Great Gatsby, as well as on the colorful and tragic incidents of his personal life—his alcoholism; his fairy tale marriage to the beautiful Zelda Sayre; and and her gradual descent into schizophrenia. This book examines both Fitzgerald's life and writing and probes the infinitely complex and symbiotic relationship between the two, revealing the man behind the myth and behind some of the finest prose of all time.
 

About Richard Shephard

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Shephard is a bookseller and regularly writes about modern fiction for W magazine.
 
Published April 1, 2005 by Oldcastle Books. 158 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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