Francis Scott Fitzgerald was bon on September 24, 1896 and deceased on December 21, 1940. He was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigmatic writings of the Jazz Age. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the „Lost Generation“ of the 1920s. He finished four novels: This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, The Great Gatsby, wich is his best known, and Tender Is the Night. A fifth, unfinished novel, The Love of the Last Tycoon, was published posthumously. Fitzgerald also wrote many short stories that treat themes of youth and promise along with age and despair.

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