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  • F . Scott Fitzgerald
    • born September 24, 1896
    • enrolled at Princeton in 1913
      • didn't graduate
        • enlisting in the army in 1917, as World War I neared its end.
    • met and fell in love with a wild 17yr old beauty named Zelda Sayre
      • agreed to marry him
        • desire for wealth, fun, and leisure led her to delay their wedding until he could prove a success
    • fell into a wild, reckless life-style of parties & decadence, while trying to please Zelda
      • Fitzgerald battled alcoholism
        • died of a heart attack, 44 in 1940
    • 1920s America, an era that he dubbed “the Jazz Age.”
      • Prohibition - 1919
        • gangsters evolved & “speakeasies”—secret clubs that sold liquor thrived
          • flappers
      • WW1
        • the generation that fought the war turned to wild extravagant living to compensate
    • Jazz, Ragtime and Broadways became popular
      • automobiles became ore accessible - luxury/wealth


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