"Penguin Illustrated Lives" is a series of photographic biographies that offers a fresh, intimate portrait of some of our favourite writers. An incisive, lively text is accompanied by over 100 evocative images, many in colour and some previously unpublished, which depict the author's world - family, friends and artistic circle together with original book jackets, letters and other ephemera. Scott Fitzgerald's life reads like one of his own stories: a young man of great promise marries into wealth, but beneath the golden surface lie alcoholism, debt, insecurity and in Fitzgerald's particular case the mental instablity of his beautiful, unconventional wife, Zelda. In the face of these sorrows, Fitzgerald wrote brilliant, diamond-sharp prose and in "The Great Gatsby" he captured for all time the sham of the American Dream.
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This book is part of a special series: Overlook Illustrated Lives. Each book is a handsome hardcover biography filled with color and black-and-white photographs and artwork that reveals the life of a great writer. The series includes:
Franz Kafka by Jeremy Adler
Virginia Woolf by Mary Ann Caws
F. Scott Fitzgerald by Ruth Prigozy
Vladimir Nabakov by Jane Grayson
Samuel Beckett by Gerry DukesAbout the Author:
Ruth Prigozy is Professor of English at Hofstra University, USA. She is the editor of the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Fitzgerald, and one of the three founders of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society which she serves as Executive Director. She was featured in Omnibus's Great Gatsy programme on BBC 1 earlier this year.
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Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1963. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 013320846X