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Scott Fitzgerald
Turnbull, Andrew, 1921-1970.
First Collier Books edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Collier Books, 1988.

Physical Description:
xi, 364 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : portraits ; 21 cm
General Note:
Reprint. Originally published: New York : Scribner, 1962.

Includes index.
Format :

On Order



From his childhood in St. Paul to his undergraduate days at Princeton, Scott Fitzgerald brings to life the passion of Scott and Zelda, the fervor of the Roaring Twenties, and the pathos of Zelda's institutionalization and, later, Fitzgerald's mental breakdown.

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Library Journal Review

Grove expands its "Great Lives" series with these top-shelf biographies. Arvin's portrait of Melville snagged a National Book Award (NBA) in 1950 and is still a leading title on the sailor turned author. Germaine de Stael vigorously opposed Napoleon and had affairs with the leading intellectuals of her day, all of which are marvelously detailed in Herold's 1958 volume, which also won an NBA. Though not a prize winner, Turnbull's portrait of the short, unhappy life of Scott Fitzgerald was the leading biography of its time (1962) before being bested by Matthew Bruccoli's Some Sort of Epic Grandeur in 1981. All of these volumes are worthy editions to public and academic library collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.