By Robert L. Gale
F. Scott Fitzgerald is without doubt one of the such a lot not easy authors of yankee literature. he's recognized across the world because the writer of The nice Gatsby (1925), a twentieth-century literary vintage studied through highschool scholars and students alike. yet Fitzgerald was once an amazingly efficient author regardless of quite a few own problems. From the start of his literary occupation with the ebook of This aspect of Paradise in 1920 to his loss of life in 1940, he wrote five novels, approximately one hundred eighty brief tales, quite a few essays and studies, a lot poetry, numerous performs, and a few movie scripts. even if he wrote swiftly and maybe bleary-eyed, his works mostly express the flashes of his genius. he's celebrated as an emblem of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties, yet underneath all of the glitter for which his prose is legendary, he warns of the hazards of non-public recklessness and praises the redemptive strength of love.
Through 1000's of alphabetically prepared entries, this reference booklet offers whole assurance of Fitzgerald's existence and writings. the quantity starts off with a chronology that strains his upward thrust from obscurity to popularity, his struggles with alcoholism, and his eventual monetary downfall. The entries that keep on with supply an entire and designated photograph of Fitzgerald and his paintings. They current the fundamental motion in Fitzgerald's novels, brief tales, performs, and poems; determine all named fictional characters and point out their importance; and provides short biographical info for Fitzgerald's family, neighbors, affiliates. a few of the entries contain bibliographies which emphasize feedback released after 1990, and the amount closes with a basic bibliography of crucial large experiences of Fitzgerald and his works. a radical index and huge go references supply extra entry to the wealth of data during this reference e-book and assist in making it a great tool for quite a lot of users.
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An F. Scott Fitzgerald Encyclopedia by Robert L. Gale