By Robert L. Gale
F. Scott Fitzgerald is among the so much tough authors of yankee literature. he's identified the world over because the writer of The nice Gatsby (1925), a twentieth-century literary vintage studied through highschool scholars and students alike. yet Fitzgerald used to be an amazingly effective author regardless of a variety of own problems. From the start of his literary profession with the book of This aspect of Paradise in 1920 to his loss of life in 1940, he wrote five novels, approximately one hundred eighty brief tales, a variety of essays and stories, a lot poetry, a number of performs, and a few movie scripts. even if he wrote swiftly and maybe bleary-eyed, his works customarily express the flashes of his genius. he's celebrated as a logo of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties, yet underneath the entire glitter for which his prose is known, he warns of the risks of private recklessness and praises the redemptive strength of love.
Through hundreds of thousands of alphabetically prepared entries, this reference e-book presents entire insurance of Fitzgerald's existence and writings. the amount starts with a chronology that lines his upward thrust from obscurity to reputation, his struggles with alcoholism, and his eventual monetary downfall. The entries that keep on with provide a whole and particular photo of Fitzgerald and his paintings. They current the basic motion in Fitzgerald's novels, brief tales, performs, and poems; establish all named fictional characters and point out their importance; and provides short biographical info for Fitzgerald's relatives, associates, affiliates. some of the entries comprise bibliographies which emphasize feedback released after 1990, and the quantity closes with a normal bibliography of an important extensive reviews of Fitzgerald and his works. an intensive index and wide go references supply extra entry to the wealth of knowledge during this reference e-book and assist in making it a useful gizmo for quite a lot of users.
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An F. Scott Fitzgerald Encyclopedia by Robert L. Gale