Zelda (13 Cassettes)

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Witty, indulged, capricious, Zelda Sayre thoroughly enjoyed exercising the prerogatives of a belle. Her escapades became the scandal of her hometown of Montgomery, Alabama. When she married F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1920 after a stormy two-year courtship, her life seemed the natural extension of her Montgomery existence, played on a larger stage--New York, Paris, the Riviera. The epitome of the Jazz Age, they rode the crest of the era to its collapse, and their own. audio
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Zelda: A Biography

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Witty, indulged, capricious, Zelda Sayre thoroughly enjoyed exercising the prerogatives of a belle. Her escapades became the scandal of her hometown of Montgomery, Alabama. When she married F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1920 after a stormy two-year courtship, her life seemed the natural extension of her Montgomery existence, played on a larger stage--New York, Paris, the Riviera. The epitome of the Jazz Age, they rode the crest of the era to its collapse, and their own. audio
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  • ISBN-13: 9780786107193
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/1995
  • Format: Cassette
  • Edition description: Unabridged, 13 Cassettes
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.55 (h) x 2.54 (d)

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  • Posted August 4, 2009

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    Poor Zelda

    I never thought I'd even want to read about Zelda Fitzgerald because I read all about Hemingway first and he didn't like her and I admit that influenced my opinion of her. Then one day I read that she died in a fire in mental hospital. That piqued my interest so I bought the book and am glad to say was not disappointed. I still don't "like" Zelda, but do understand her as a person more because of this extremely detailed book. It is one of the better biographies I've ever read. F.Scott Fitzgerald is part of the package of course. After reading Zelda, I don't feel the need to read his bio, Nancy Milford has told me everything I ever wanted to know about him too. I like reading about the 20's and all those glamourous Americans abroud in the years between the wars. This book gives you all the details, and I was not surprised at all that none of them really had as grand a time as the pictures make it look. What a price they all paid for all the debauchery. I liked the book, it provoked a sense of pity for this fragile, mentally ill china doll that was Zelda. I won't read it again, not because it's not good, but because it is more of an educational book than one I turn to for pleasure. It is the most thourough book I've read on life between the wars.

    12 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 8, 2005

    Left me with as many questions as it answered

    Love the writings of Scott Fitzgerald and have always heard rumor of Zelda and their tragic romance which sounded intriguing to me so I decided to read this book. It was very interested and written very well, except that there were many things that I did not understand about Zelda after I finished reading the book; mainly, how did she start out being such a strong person and then finally end up in the state that she was in. The book did not make that clear to me, I was able to speculate a lot of reasons why this may have come about from the information that she gave but was never clear about it. None-the-less, I did enjoy the book, interesting whether you are interested in the Fitzgerald's, women's topics, that certain era in history, or just a good story, this book would fulfill any of those need.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2004

    Another excellent window into the lives of American writers and writing in the early 20th century

    Once again, Mitford does not disappoint. I picked this up casually as I am teaching a bit of Fitzgerald (F. Scott, that is) and thought it might provide interesting insight into the work. Finding that I just couldn't put it down, I read it in two sittings. While Mitford tries valiently to remain neutral, the conclusions one must of necessity draw from the facts she persuasively sets forth puts an entirely new face on the canon and renders the Fitzgerald's decline and early deaths far more understandable. I found the portions dealing with Hemingway of particular interest. An excellent read, hugely interesting to those who read and study the Fizgeralds' work.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2013

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    Zelda was a deeply tortured soul. The author (Nancy Milford) br

    Zelda was a deeply tortured soul. The author (Nancy Milford) brings her story to life in a breathtaking way.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2008

    Informative Read...

    Scott and Zelda were the ¿it couple¿ of the twenties. Milford uses both narrative and the selected writings of both the Fitzgeralds to paint a marriage that is glamorous and troubled from the beginning to each of these stars tragic ends. High recommended for any fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald, women¿s studies or for those wanting a glimpse into a vanished age.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    Well researched bio

    Nancy Milford always does well researched bios and Zelda is no exception. She recreates Zelda,s world with interviews from many people who knew Zelda and Scott personally. Fascinating read which takes you back to the twenties and beyond. Some of the writings of Zelda are given and while not always interesting are a look into a brilliant mind that was very ill.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2004

    incredible

    i actually picked up this book at random... and couldn't put it down. the excerpts from zelda's letters and writing are amazing. it was interesting to hear the back-story to some of the greatest books of all time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2015

    Zeldaa

    Go to next res

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2014

    Miku

    Im going to my dads so i wont b on for a week bye.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 3, 2015

    Zelda and husbabd were alcoholics. Self medicating depression is almost impossible to treat

    Only great will power to attend AAA has really helped many. How much this has impaired creativety no one knows what might have been. She seemed to be bi polar which is still in women difficult to balance drug management. The old pirates song of treasure island " drink and the devil have done for the rest" what they missed was a firm grasp of reality and common sense. A pity of wasted life and books becoming more dated.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Zeldas tragedy Scotts inspiration? TEDIOUS

    Zelda wrote ,but not well enough to be published,or successsful. This book recaps the smallest details of all of these stories from a very mentally ill Zelda. The reading is tedious!
    Zeldas illness may have been one of the most important factors in Scots being such a great writer.

    I would not read this unless you love Fitzgerald!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

    Not so hot

    In fact, it was so uninteresting that I read only enough to find out I didn't like it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2014

    Alright...

    ... somewhat interesting but wouldn't recommend it to a friend

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2013

    Link to the rescue!

    Here I come.

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    An excellent book

    I read this years ago, and I am delighted it's available on the Nook. It is a well-researched biography and also a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2013

    Okay

    Not what I expected. Kind of long and drawn out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2002

    my favorite biography

    From the author of the recent award-winning, best-selling Savage Beauty (a bio of Edna St. Vincent Millay), this is the exhaustively researched story of the original flapper. Zelda's life reads like fiction. But how else could it read considering she was the tortured wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald? That's not to say that Scott wasn't a little tortured himself. It's no use debating who drove who to destruction. You have only to read a bit of Fitzgerald to solve that mystery.

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