F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald

by Ruth Prigozy
     
 

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Scott Fitzgerald's life reads like one of his own stories: a young man of great promise marries into wealth, but beneath the golden surface lie alcoholism, debt, insecurity, and in Fitzgerald's particular case, the mental instability of his beautiful, unconventional wife, Zelda. Many of the photos in this volume have never before been published, including a

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Scott Fitzgerald's life reads like one of his own stories: a young man of great promise marries into wealth, but beneath the golden surface lie alcoholism, debt, insecurity, and in Fitzgerald's particular case, the mental instability of his beautiful, unconventional wife, Zelda. Many of the photos in this volume have never before been published, including a photo of the location where Fitzgerald and Zelda became engaged, along with rare first edition book jackets, paintings by Zelda, and photos of friends and colleagues. Fitzgerald scholar Ruth Prigozy provides fresh insight into the life of the novelist who, in both his work and life, captured the rise and fall of the Jazz Age.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Biographical Details Love literature but lack leisure? Readers who appreciate the bestselling Penguin Lives series in theory but find the volumes a trifle text-heavy in practice will flock to the new Overlook Illustrated Lives series, in which scholars gloss the lives and times of great 20th-century writers in slim books replete with photographs. Ruth Prigozy's F. Scott Fitzgerald ($19.95 158p ISBN 1-58567-265-3; July), Jeremy Adler's Franz Kafka (164p -267-X) and Mary Ann Caws's Virginia Woolf (136p -264-5) make up the first batch; volumes on Nabokov and Beckett are slated for publication this fall. The reproductions of family portraits, letters, movie posters and paintings are fascinating, and the pared-down bios are clean and highly readable.(July) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
The attractive volumes of this series contain a concise but erudite biography of the featured author by a leading specialist. The text accompanies a rich array of photographs of or about each author, their works, and the people and places with which they're associated. F. Scott's Fitzgerald's life and career are described in this volume by Prigozy, who teaches English at Hofstra U. in New York. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585675197
Publisher:
Overlook
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Series:
Overlook Illustrated Lives Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Ruth Prigozy is Professor of English at Hofstra University. She is the editor of the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald and one of the three founders of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society. She was featured in Omnibus's The Great Gatsby program on BBC television in 2001.

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