Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Epic indeed, this is the definitive biography of Fitzgerald, plain and simple. There's no reason to own another. (LJ 10/1/02) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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Epic indeed, this is the definitive biography of Fitzgerald, plain and simple. There's no reason to own another. (LJ 10/1/02) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

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Epic indeed, this is the definitive biography of Fitzgerald, plain and simple. There's no reason to own another. (LJ 10/1/02) Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Bruccoli (English, U. of South Carolina) intended his biography, first published by Harcourt Brace Javanovich in 1981, to resurrect American writer Fitzgerald (1896-1940) from the mythology his life had become through the judicious application of facts. More facts are now available. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780881849073
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 1/21/1993
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 5.51 (w) x 8.46 (h) x 2.05 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Note for the Second Revised Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Acknowledgments
Chronology
Taps at Reveille, 21 December 1940 1
The Romantic Egotist, 1896-1913 9
1 Backgrounds and Childhood (1896-1908) 11
2 A Summit Avenue Boyhood (1908-1911) 21
3 The Newman School (1911-1913) 30
Spires and Gargoyles, 1913-1917 39
4 A Princeton Freshman (1913-1914) 41
5 Sophomore Year (1914-1915) 52
6 Junior Year (1915-1916) 57
7 Another Junior Year (1916-1917) 65
The Last of the Belles, 1917-1920 77
8 The Army and "The Romantic Egotist" (1917-1918) 79
9 Zelda Sayre (1918) 87
10 New York: Failure and Heartbreak (Spring 1919) 92
11 Return to St. Paul (Summer 1919) 97
12 The Emergence of a Professional (Fall 1919) 101
13 Zelda Recaptured (Winter 1919-1920) 106
Early Success, 1920-1925 113
14 A Famous First Novel (April 1920) 115
15 This Side of Paradise (April 1920) 121
16 A Jazz-Age Marriage (Spring 1920) 128
17 Westport (Summer 1920) 139
18 New York and First Trip Abroad (Fall 1920-Summer 1921) 145
19 St. Paul and Revising The Beautiful and Damned (Summer 1921) 149
20 Birth of Scottie (Fall 1921) 156
21 The Beautiful and Damned (March 1922) 159
22 Writing The Vegetable (Spring-Summer 1922) 164
23 Great Neck and Ring Lardner (Fall 1922-Fall 1923) 171
24 Alcohol and the Failure of The Vegetable (1923) 178
25 "How to Live on $36,000 a Year" (Winter 1923-Spring 1924) 185
26 Second Trip Abroad: Valescure and Betrayal (Sumer 1924) 190
27 Rome and Capri (Fall 1924-Spring 1925) 206
28 The Great Gatsby (April 1925) 217
The Drunkard's Holiday, 1925-1931 223
29 Paris and Ernest Hemingway (Spring 1925) 225
30 Paris and Antibes (Spring-Summer 1925) 232
31 Paris and Planning a Fourth Novel (Fall 1925-Spring 1926) 238
32 Juan-les-Pins (Spring-Fall 1926) 245
33 Hollywood and "Ellerslie" (January 1927-Spring 1928) 255
34 Third Trip Abroad: A Summer in Paris (1928) 263
35 Fourth Trip Abroad (Spring 1929) 269
36 Paris and Cannes (Summer 1929) 279
37 Paris: Zelda's Collapse (Fall 1929-Spring 1930) 286
38 Prangins (Summer-Fall 1930) 291
39 Switzerland and Recovery (Fall 1930-Summer 1931) 305
The Long Way Out, 1931-1934 315
40 Montgomery and Hollywood: Relapse (Fall-Winter 1931) 317
41 "La Paix" and Save Me the Waltz (Spring-Fall 1932) 325
42 Work on Tender Is the Night (Summer 1932) 330
43 Competition and Scandalabra (1932-1933) 340
44 A Novel of Deterioration (1933-1934) 353
45 Publication of Tender Is the Night (April 1934) 358
46 Reception of Tender Is the Night (1934) 363
47 Baltimore (1934) 371
In the Darkest Hour, 1934-1937 381
48 False Starts (1934) 383
49 North Carolina (1935) 393
50 The Crack-Up (1935-1936) 400
51 Debts (1936-1937) 408
The Last of the Novelists, 1937-1940 417
52 Hollywood (Summer 1937) 419
53 Sheilah Graham and M-G-M (Summer-Winter 1937) 425
54 Screenwriting (1937-1938) 432
55 College of One (1938-1939) 439
56 Free-lancing in Hollywood (1939) 449
57 Planning The Love of the Last Tycoon (Fall 1939) 457
58 Debts and Esquire Stories (1940) 466
59 Writing The Love of the Last Tycon (1940) 471
60 Endings (1940) 478
61 Consequences 488
Afterword: The Colonial Ancestors of Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald 495
App. 1 Summary Movie Treatment for Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Charles Warren 509
App. 2 From Fitzgerald's Ledger 523
App. 3 F. Scott Fitzgerald's Publications, Zelda Fitzgerald's Publications, Principal Works about Fitzgerald 545
App. 4 Literary Works Published 1913-1940 573
Notes 581
Index 607
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