The biography Francis Fitzgerald.

  • birth of Francis Scott Fitzgerald.

    F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul, Minnesota. his mother was Mary McQuillan and his father was Edward Fitzgerald. Mr. Edward was a salesman working with Procter & Gamble. the mother was from a catholic family which was financially stable from a grocery wholesale business.
  • Fitzgerald’s Wife Zelda

    Fitzgerald’s Wife Zelda
    Zelda was the youngest child of Anthony Dickinson Sayre and Minnie Buckner Machen Sayre, who served on the Alabama Supreme Court. When she was an adolescent, the polite residents of her community were shocked by her outlandish antics—including courting, drinking, and smoking—which she engaged frequently.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald Growing up

    F. Scott Fitzgerald Growing up
    Due to the father's work, Mr. Edward, a salesman, moved from Buffalo and Syracuse back and forth until he lost his job. They moved back to St. paul to live off the mother's inheritance. Scott Fitzgerald joined St. Paul Academy.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald's Education

    F. Scott Fitzgerald's Education
    In the eyes of his family and particularly his mother, Fitzgerald was an intelligent, handsome, and motivated young man. Attended St. Paul Academy in St. Paul, MN. A school newspaper published a detective story written by him when he was just 13 years old. Fifteen-year-old Fitzgerald attended Newman School, an esteemed Catholic Preparatory School located in New Jersey.
  • University

    Fitzgerald stayed in New Jersey after graduation from Newman School in 1913 to pursue his creative studies at Princeton University. The Triangle Club musicals at Princeton, as well as regular essays for the Princeton Tiger comedy magazine and articles for the Nassau Literary Magazine, helped him to hone his skills as a novelist.
  • Joining the U.S Army

    Joining the U.S Army
    Due to poor academic performance, he was put on academic probation; he left school and enlisted in the army in 1917. As the second lieutenant in the army, Fitzgerald was sent to Camp Sheridan just outside Montgomery, Alabama, for training. In November 1918, the war was over before Fitzgerald was even called into service.
  • Love Life

    Love Life
    F. Scott Fitzgerald met Zelda Sayre, the daughter of Judge of Alabama Supreme Court, in July 1918 when stationed near Montgomery, Alabama. As soon as he could, Fitzgerald set out for New York City, motivated and eager to marry Zelda and become an overnight superstar because of his first published book, "This Side of Paradise."  One child was born to the couple in 1921, a girl named Frances "Scottie" Fitzgerald.
  • After Army

    After Army
    Following his discharge, he relocated to New York City in the hopes of launching a career in marketing and advertising. Eventually, he left his employment after a few months and went to St. Paul to revise his manuscript, " The Romantic Egotist" which he wrote before joining the army.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald’s rise of fame.

    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s rise of fame.
    "This Side of Paradise" is a story of love and greed primarily based on the author's own experiences. To great acclaim, the book was released in 1920. It transformed the 24-year-old Fitzgerald into one of the nation's most promising young novelists almost immediately.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald writings

     F. Scott Fitzgerald writings
    "The Beautiful and Damned," Fitzgerald's second novel, was released in 1922. With the publication of this book, Fitzgerald solidified his reputation as one of the greatest chroniclers and humorists of the Jazz Age's culture of money, luxury, and ambitions. As well as "The Great Gatsby" in 1925 and "Tender is the Night" in 1934, he also wrote short tales for famous journals including "The Saturday Evening Post" and "Esquire."
  • Move to France

    Move to France
    In 1924, the Fitzgeralds relocated to France, wherein they joined the group of American expatriates on the Riviera led by Gerald and Sara Murphy. In 1925, Scott completed his third novel, "The Great Gatsby," there. Although the book would go on to become a masterpiece, Scott was dissatisfied by its first reception.
  • Zelda's lifestyle

    It was Zelda who became a symbol of the '20s independent woman. Partying, traveling, and liquor was all part of their lavish lifestyle. She went over her budget for these things. Zelda had a variety of creative pursuits, including magazine short stories, swimming, painting, and ballet dance, which she had taken up as a child. 
  • The Fitzgeralds' marriage

    The Fitzgeralds had a chaotic and unpleasant existence. Suddenly, Zelda started practicing ballet intensely day and night, alarmingly. Fitzgerald started to drink excessively. Even by 1930, when the Fitzgeralds' marriage was at its most tense, the conflict had only gotten worse.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald’s later years

    Following the publication of his masterpiece, "The Great Gatsby," the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald began to disintegrate. He was always a raging alcoholic, and he suffered from writer's block for extended periods. To get his career back on track following two years of melancholy and alcoholism, Fitzgerald relaunched his screenwriting career in Hollywood in 1937, achieving only little financial independence for his attempts.
  • His death

    On December 21, 1940, at the age of 44, Fitzgerald passed away from a heart attack in Hollywood, California.
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  • Zelda's illness and death

    Zelda had a nervous breakdown in 1930. She was admitted to Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Towson, Maryland, where she was diagnosed with schizophrenia and received treatment there. In the same year, he was admitted to a Switzerland psychiatric clinic. She was hospitalized at the Phipps Psychiatric Clinic at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore two years later. She spent the last few years of her life, from 1948 till her death, in and out of different mental health facilities.