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3.0 out of 5 stars Expertly researched; from glamour girl to tragic figure, 3 Nov 2001
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This review is from: Zelda: A Biography (Paperback)
This was a fantastic read - my interest in Zelda Fitzgerald was very mild - and yet I couldn't put this book down. Nancy Milford's research was so detailed she really brought Zelda and Scott's relationship to life. She also very cleverly related what was going on for the Fitzgeralds in real life to Scott's novels and publications over the years. I used to think it was 'crazy Zelda' who brought Scott down - but it is clear from this novel that is not the case. Scott is a selfish, self absorbed writer... After reading this novel I felt an enormous sense of pity for Zelda. She lead a fantastically glamourous life, she was a celebrity through her 20s, and then... sadness took over. It's a lovely book that inspires and intrigues. But I don't think I can ever read anything by F Scott again - he is so mean to his wife!
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2.0 out of 5 stars A censored biography., 13 April 2014
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This review is from: Zelda: A Biography (P.S.) (Paperback)
Disappointing, because although this was a best seller in the 1970s, it was not allowed to publish much of the material found in a later biography, 'Zelda Fitzgerald' by Sally Cline, 2002. This (pressure from the family in 1970) presents Zelda as a friendless sick person and this was definitely not true.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Reads like a thesis, 10 July 2013
This review is from: Zelda: A Biography (P.S.) (Paperback)
The first half really reflects the life and times of Zelda - the second half could have been condensed into three or four chapters. She and husband, F Scott Fitzgerald, were the golden couple of the Jazz Era, until her mental illness fractured their nomadic lives. That they loved each other to the end there can be no doubt. It was a tedious read at times, more like a thesis than a biography, but it did however whet my appetite to read more of F Scott Fitzgerald's books. It also gave me a real insight into the world of debauchery and licentiousness of the early 1900s and how tame they make the Swinging Sixties look!
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too small print, 3 Feb 2014
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The book is fine but the size of the print is much too small and makes it tiresome to read
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Zelda: A Biography (P.S.)
Zelda: A Biography (P.S.) by Nancy Milford (Paperback - 29 Nov 2011)
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