F. Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24, 1896, in St. Paul.
Minnesota. His work illustrates the Jazz Age. One of the greatest American
novelists and short story writers of the 20th century Fitzgerald is
considered a member of the "Lost Generation" of the 1920s. Some of
his finest works include This Side of Paradise. Beautiful and Damned, The
Great Gatsby and Tender is the Night His fifth novel, The Last Tycoon, was
published posthumously The In 1917, he joined the U.S. Army, where he was commissioned
a second lieutenant in the infantry and assigned to Alabama. It was here that
he fell in love with Zelda Sayre, who later became his wife and his muse.
Scott Fitzgerald died in 1940.