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Taps at reveille (The Scribner library) Unknown Binding – 1971


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F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University which he left in 1917 to join the army. Fitzgerald was said to have epitomised the Jazz Age, an age inhabited by a generation he defined as 'grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'.

In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their destructive relationship and her subsequent mental breakdowns became a major influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender is the Night and The Love of the Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work): six volumes of short stories and The Crack-Up, a selection of autobiographical pieces.

Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a "generation" ... he might have interpreted them and even guided them, as in their middle years they saw a different and nobler freedom threatened with destruction.'

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Worth checking out for any F. Scott Fitzgerald fan. 20 Jan. 2015
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Fitz is the best. He's like pizza -- even when it's not a "Gatsby" level meal, it's still *pizza*. Lines for days, totally worth reading, and the best writer of this or any generation.
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wrong edition 11 Aug. 2014
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I thought I had ordered the new Cambridge Press edition - unedited. Instead, I received a copy of the original.
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