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F Scott Fitzgerald 1896-1940 Americas history can be outlined by the growth and change of its writers From the Puritan times with Nathaniel Hawthorne to futuristic stories by George Orwell F Scott Fitzgerald is considered on of the greatest writers of all time and his contribution to American literature itself is immeasurable His writing is expressed with unrestrained story topics creative writing style and innovative transformations of older literary movements These abilities make F Scott Fitzgerald a marvelous and historic part of American literature F Scott Fitzgerald was born on September 24 1896 to Edward Fitzgerald and Mary McQuillan Edward Fitzgerald attempted to make a living as a furniture manufacturer but he failed and was forced to live off his wifes inheritance Mary McQuillans parents were wealthy Irish immigrants and their money would allow F Scott and his younger sister Annabel to live very comfortably His early life in St Paul Minnesota was like that of any other child He attended St Paul Academy until he was 15 and it was here that Fitzgeralds writing career began Although it is not known when Scott first began to write his first publication was at 13 a detective story put into his school newspaper Shortly after at 15 years old F Scotts parents removed him from St Paul Academy because of poor academic performance and sent him to Newman preparatory school in New Jersey Once at the Newman school F Scott Fitzgerald began to write continuously and his experiences began to shape his writing style WH Allen In 1913 Fitzgerald enters Princeton University and writes for The Princeton Tiger a university magazine Princeton was a huge influence in Fitzgeralds future writings as it was here that he made his first friends and lost his first love After only 2 years at Princeton F Scott was doing very poorly in academics because of his preoccupation with writing and he drops out Scott enters the army shortly after
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