About The Book
Scott Fitzgerald is the fascinating life of F. Scott Fitzgerald from his early years in St. Paul and at Princeton, to New York in the “20s, the French Riviera, Baltimore, and finally Hollywood. Andrew Turnbull tells the story behind Fitzgerald’s This Side of Paradise, revised and finally published when he was twenty-four, making him instantly famous, and of his tender love affair with Zelda Sayre, from their glittering early life to the years Zelda spent in and out of sanitariums. Turnbull’s personal relationship with Fitzgerald and the hundreds of interviews with those who knew him elegantly capture the dramatic, tragic story of one of America’s most enduring authors whose works include such classics as Tender is the Night, This Side of Paradise, and The Great Gatsby.
“[This] biography of a man of great talent . . . stirs the spirit and touches the heart.”—The New York Times Book Review
“At last we are able to see, at full length and with a shock of belated recognition, the brave and delicate man who was able not merely to live through much of Tender Is the Night, but to write it.”—The New Yorker
“Here, unmistakably, is first-rate biography which displaces every work before.”—The Atlantic