Abstract – scaricare il file per l'appunto completo Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in Minnesota. His father was a southern gentleman and his mother was of Irish descent. He studied in a Catholic boarding school in New Jersey and, in 1913, he went to Princeton University to complete his education. There he began to write and had the opportunity to associate with rich young men. When the United States entered the First World War, he joined the army in the romantic hope of fighting to defend democracy, but, to his disappointment, he was sent to a training camp in Alabama. Meanwhile, Fitzgerald was working at his first novel, which he published in 1920 with the title This Side of Paradise. The book gave a forceful picture of the lifestyle of young people in the “roaring Twenties” , and also captured the sense of loss and emptiness hiding behind the cult of money and materialism. The novel was an extraordinary success; it gave him fame and money. In 1921 he married – segue nel file da scaricare