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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: 24
Bits of Paradise
Bits of Paradise (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780684139029
ISBN-10: 0684139022
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Collected Writings
Collected Writings (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780316902953
ISBN-10: 0316902950
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Collected Writings of Zelda Fitzgerald (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780349105109
ISBN-10: 0349105103
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Dear Scott Dearest Zelda
Dear Scott Dearest Zelda (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780747560333
ISBN-10: 0747560331
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction

Dear Scott Dearest Zelda The Love Letters of F Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald
Lover Briefe
Lover Briefe (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783442733170
ISBN-10: 3442733170

Pizcas de paraiso / Bits of paradise
Pizcas De Paraiso / Bits of Paradise [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420631097
ISBN-10: 8420631094
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Save Me The Waltz
Save Me the Waltz (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140032598
ISBN-10: 0140032592
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Scandalabra (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780897230223
ISBN-10: 0897230221
Genre: Law

Zelda an Illustrated Life The Private World of Zelda Fitzgerald