Scott Fitzgerald

  • Date of birth

  • Joined Army

    After failing as a student he decided to join the army.
  • Assigned to camp Sheridan

    Met Zelda Sayer, youngest daughter of an Alabaman Supreme Court judge.
  • Discharge from army

    Went to New York in order to marry Zelda but she refused to marry him since he has a low salary.
  • Quit Job

    Quit Job
    Returned to saint Paul to write “this side of paradise.”
  • Begins career

    Begins career
    The Saturday evening post would spark his career and keep him going.
  • Married

  • Child is born

    They return to Saint Paul to have their only child.
  • Great Gatsby

    Great Gatsby
    Great Gatsby was written in France and revised it in Rome during the winter of 1924 to 1925.
  • Zelda has her first breakdown

    She was treated at a clinic in Switzerland until 1931. Diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1932.
  • Tender is the night

    Tender is the night
    Shows the deterioration of the marriage of a American psychiatrist and a wealthy mental patient, this reflected the marriage between Scott and Zelda.
  • Crackup years

    Scott’s alcoholism was heavy from 1936 to 1937.
  • Moved to Hollywood

    Worked as a script writer.
  • The love of the last tycoon

    The love of the last tycoon
    Worked on half of the story up to his death.
  • Date of Death

    Due to his alcoholism he believed that he failed as a writer due to his inability to constantly write novels.