F. Scott Fitzgerald

December 19th, 2011

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896 in St. Paul, Minnesota.  The family moved east to Syracuse, New York.  He attended Princeton University and was a member of the Princeton Triangle Club for which he wrote the scripts and lyrics for their shows.  He never graduated from college but joined the army and served in World War I from 1917 to 1919 where he became a lieutenant.  While serving in the army he met his future wife Zelda Sayre in Montgomery, Alabama.  During their tumultuous marriage, they had one daughter and he wrote several novels, articles and short stories.  His wife suffered several mental breakdowns and ultimately died in a mental facility.  Fitzgerald had a serious alcohol-abuse problem which contributed to his death on December 21, 1940.

“A Brief Life of Fitzgerald.” University of South Carolina. Web. 18 Dec. 2011. <http://www.sc.edu/fitzgerald/biography.html>.

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