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LAGUD, Ayessa Nicole M.

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LAGUD, Ayessa Nicole M.


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II. Bionote
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
September 24, 1896- Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald is born in St. Paul, Minnesota
July 24, 1900- Zelda Sayre is born in Montgomery, Alabama to Anthony Sayre and
Minnie Machen.

1908- After an unsuccessful career as a salesman in New York state


October 1909-, F. Scott Fitzgerald appears in print for the first time, with "The Mystery
of the Raymond Mortgage" in the student publication
September 1913- Fitzgerald enters Princeton University with the Class of 1917
1914- Fitzgerald Writes for Princeton Tiger
January 4, 1915- Fitzgerald meets Ginevra King, his first serious love interest and a
major influence on several female characters in his later fiction.
November 20, 1917- he begins a novel entitled The Romantic Egoist.
July 1918- F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre meet at a country club dance in
Montgomery, Alabama
- A month later the publisher Scribners rejects The Romantic Egoist but, sensing
promise in the young writer, encourages Fitzgerald to revise it and try again.
November 11, 1918- Armistice Day. World War I ends before Second Lieutenant
Fitzgerald ever leaves the U.S. His failure to see foreign combat will forever be one of
Fitzgerald's greatest regrets.
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1919- Fitzgerald is discharged from the Army in February. Hoping to marry Zelda, he
takes an advertising job in New York. In June Zelda breaks the engagement due to
Fitzgerald's lack of fame and wealth. Fitzgerald quits advertising, moves in with his
parents in St. Paul and goes to work rewriting The Romantic Egoist. Editor Maxwell
Perkins of Scribners accepts the new manuscriptnow entitled This Side of Paradise
on 16 September.
March 26, 1920- Marriae to Zelda Sayre

October 1920- Following the publication of his first short story collection Flappers and
Philosophers, the Fitzgeralds move into an apartment on West 59th Street in New York
City.
May 3, 1921- Travel to Europe
October 26, 1921- Birth of Daughter, Scottie Ftizgerald
March 4, 1922- The Beautiful and Damned is published.

October 1922- The Fitzgeralds rent a house in Great Neck, Long Island.
The couple's interactions with Long Island society provide the setting and mood for the
novel germinating in Fitzgerald's head.
April 1924- Move to Paris
April 10, 1925- The Great Gatsby is Published
May 1925- F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway meet at a bar in Paris
October 1929- The U.S. stock market crashes, triggering the Great Depression. The Jazz
Age is officially over.

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April 23, 1930- Zelda suffers her first nervous breakdown and spends much of the next
year hospitalized in various clinics in Switzerland. In November Fitzgerald publishes the
short story "One Trip Abroad," about an American couple who fall apart in Europe.

1931- The Saturday Evening Post publishes the stories "Babylon Revisited" and
"Emotional Bankruptcy," both of which dwell on characters reflecting on the aftermath
of the Crash.

September 1931- the Fitzgeralds return to the U.S.

1934- Tender is the Night is published.


- Zelda suffers her third mental breakdown.
February 1936- The first of Fitzgerald's three-part autobiographical essay "The CrackUp," detailing his own mental breakdown, appears in Esquire magazine. The third and
final part runs in April, the same month that Zelda is committed to Highland Hospital
mental asylum in Asheville, North Carolina. She lives there, on and off, for the rest of
her life.

March 6, 1937- "Trouble," Fitzgerald's last story for The Saturday Evening Post, is
published.
July 1937- Move to Hollywood
meets a movie columnist named Sheilah Graham.
Within days of his arrival he They begin an affair that lasts until his death. Fitzgerald (who turns
out to be not so great at screenwriting) starts work on his only credited screenplay, Three
Comrades.
1939- Failed Screen Writing Career

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December 21, 1940- F. Scott Fitzgerald dies of a heart attack at Sheilah Graham's
Hollywood, California apartment. He is buried in Rockville, Maryland, where his father
was born.

October 27, 19410- The Last Tycoon is published posthumously.


March 10, 1948- Zelda Fitzgerald dies in a fire at Highland Hospital in Asheville, North
Carolina.

Reference: http://www.shmoop.com/f-scott-fitzgerald/timeline.html

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