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"I don't want to live. I want to love first, and live incidentally." -- Zelda Fitzgerald
Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald (July 24, 1900 — March 10, 1948), born Zelda Sayre in Montgomery, Alabama, was an American novelist and the wife of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. She was an icon of the 1920s...dubbed by her husband "the first American Flapper". After the success of his first novel, This Side of Paradise (1920), the Fitzgeralds became celebrities. The newspapers of New York saw them as embodiments of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties: young, seemingly wealthy, beautiful, and energetic.

Even as a child her audacious behavior was the subject of Montgomery gossip. Shortly after finishing high school, she met F. Scott Fitzgerald at a dance. A whirlwind courtship ensued. Though he had professed his infatuation, she continued seeing other men. Despite fights and a prolonged break-up, they married in 1920, and spent the early part of the decade as literary celebrities in New York. Later in the 1920s, they moved to Europe, recast as famous expatriates of the Lost Generation. While Scott received acclaim for The Great Gatsby and his short stories, and the couple socialized with literary luminaries like Ernest Hemingway, their marriage was a tangle of jealousy, resentment and acrimony. Scott used their relationship as material in his novels, even lifting snippets from Zelda's diary and assigning them to his fictional heroines. Seeking an artistic identity of her own, Zelda wrote magazine articles and short stories, and at 27 became obsessed with a career as a ballerina, practicing to exhaustion.

The strain of her tempestuous marriage, Scott's increasing alcoholism, and her growing instability presaged Zelda's admittance to the Sheppard Pratt sanatorium in 1930. She was diagnosed with schizophrenia. While in the Towson, Maryland, clinic, she wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, Save Me the Waltz, which was published in 1932. Scott was furious that she had used material from their life together, though he would go on to do the same, as in Tender Is the Night, published in 1934; the two novels provide contrasting portrayals of the couple's failing marriage.

Back in America, Scott went to Hollywood where he tried screenwriting and began a relationship with the movie columnist Sheilah Graham. In 1936, Zelda entered the Highland Mental Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. Scott died in Hollywood in 1940, having last seen Zelda a year and a half earlier. She spent her remaining years working on a second novel, which she never completed, and she painted extensively. In 1948, the hospital at which she was a patient caught fire, causing her death. Interest in the Fitzgeralds resurged shortly after her death: the couple has been the subject of popular books, movies and scholarly attention. After a life as an emblem of the Jazz Age, Roaring Twenties, and Lost Generation, Zelda Fitzgerald posthumously found a new role: after a popular 1970 biography portrayed her as a victim of an overbearing husband, she became a feminist icon.

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Total Books: 23
Pizcas de paraiso / Bits of paradise
2007 - Pizcas De Paraiso / Bits of Paradise [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420631097
ISBN-10: 8420631094
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Lover Briefe
2006 - Lover Briefe (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9783442733170
ISBN-10: 3442733170
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Dear Scott Dearest Zelda
2003 - Dear Scott Dearest Zelda (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780747566014
ISBN-10: 0747566011
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Dear Scott Dearest Zelda The Love Letters of F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
2002 - Dear Scott Dearest Zelda the Love Letters of F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312268756
ISBN-10: 0312268750
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Save Me the Waltz
2001 - Save Me the Waltz [Vintage Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780099286554
ISBN-10: 0099286556
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Collected Writings of Zelda Fitzgerald
1997 - The Collected Writings of Zelda Fitzgerald (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780817308841
ISBN-10: 0817308849
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Zelda an Illustrated Life The Private World of Zelda Fitzgerald
Collected Writings
1992 - Collected Writings (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780316902953
ISBN-10: 0316902950
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Bits of Paradise
1988 - Bits of Paradise [Penguin Modern Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140082050
ISBN-10: 0140082050
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Scandalabra
Scandalabra (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780897230223
ISBN-10: 0897230221
Genre: Law
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