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- DescriptionAlthough F. Scott Fitzgerald is kwn for the kind of subtle, polished social commentary found in his masterpiece The Great Gatsby, his little-kwn vella May Day is unique in that it is the most raw, direct political commentary he ever wrote. It is a tale of the brutalities of the American class system - of privileged college boys, soldiers returning from a bloody war and a group of left-wing journalists, all confronting each other in the heart of New York City on May Day at the end of World War I.
- Author BiographyFrancis Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1896, the son of a salesman, and namesake of his distant relative, Francis Scott Key. While attending Princeton University, he wrote a novel that a Scribner's editor thought good enough to publish, if Fitzgerald would revise it. Fitzgerald, however, was in academic trouble and left school to join the army. Stationed in Alabama, he met and proposed marriage to Zelda Sayre, who refused to marry him until his rewritten novel, This Side of Paradise, made him an irresistible success. Two years later, the Fitzgeralds were leading a furious, booze-fueled social life, and his story collection of 1922, Tales of the Jazz Age, gave the era its name. In 1925, while sojourning in France--where he befriended Ernest Hemingway--he wrote The Great Gatsby. But his relationship with Zelda grew destructive, and by 1932 she was in a mental institution and he had descended into alcoholism. Fitzgerald moved to Hollywood to work as a scriptwriter, and died there of a heart attack in 1940.
- Author(s)F. Scott Fitzgerald
- PublisherMelville House Publishing
- Date of Publication13/08/2009
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleArt of the Novella S.
- Place of PublicationBrooklyn
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintMelville House Publishing
- Weight125 g
- Width127 mm
- Height178 mm
- Spine9 mm
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