Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1896. He was a student of St. Paul
Academy, the Newman School, and had attended Princeton for a short while. In
1917 he joined the army and was posted in Montgomery, Alabama. This is
where he would meet his future wife Zelda Sayre but first he had to make some
money to impress her. Having his first novel, This Side of Paradise published and
a bestseller accomplished this. He was published at the age of only twenty-three
and was regarded as the speaker for the Jazz Age. Pretty soon though things
started to take a turn for the worse. Zelda's schizophrenia and Fitzgerald's
drinking problem led Fitzgerald to rely mostly on his short story's for income.
Slowly they started to lose their appeal as well. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald
ended up dying in Hollywood on December 21, 1940.