F. Scott Fitzgerald
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F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in 1896 in St Paul, Minnesota, and went to Princeton University which he left in 1917 to join the army. Fitzgerald was said to have epitomised the Jazz Age, an age inhabited by a generation he defined as 'grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken'. In 1920 he married Zelda Sayre. Their destructive relationship and her subsequent mental breakdowns became a major influence on his writing. Among his publications were five novels, This Side of Paradise, The Great Gatsby, The Beautiful and Damned, Tender is the Night and The Love of the Last Tycoon (his last and unfinished work): six volumes of short stories and The Crack-Up, a selection of autobiographical pieces. Fitzgerald died suddenly in 1940. After his death The New York Times said of him that 'He was better than he knew, for in fact and in the literary sense he invented a "generation" ... he might have interpreted them and even guided them, as in their middle years they saw a different and nobler freedom threatened with destruction.'

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    • The Great Gatsby

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Jake Gyllenhaal
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel of the Roaring Twenties is beloved by generations of readers and stands as his crowning work....

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    • Could be a better investment than the movie

    • By Anthony on 02-06-13

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    • The Beautiful and Damned (AmazonClassics Edition)

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Adam Verner
    • Length: 14 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Anthony Patch is the idle heir to a vast fortune. His wife, Gloria, dazzles society with her good looks. Satisfied by privilege and beauty alone, they are beholden only to the "magnificent attitude of not giving a damn"....

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    • The Beautiful and the Damned

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel, The Beautiful and the Damned, "marks an advance over This Side of Paradise," Edmund Wilson wrote...

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    • By Tahiya Qureshi on 31-01-17

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    • The Great Gatsby

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Jane Pauley
    • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
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    When F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby in the early 1920s, the American Dream was already on the skids....

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    • Good description let down by characters and plot

    • By Amazon Customer on 22-08-17

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    • The Great Gatsby

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: William Hope
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Elegant, enigmatic Jay Gatsby yearns for his old love, the beautiful Daisy....

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    • A Real Scene Setter Old Sport

    • By John on 05-02-13

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    • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 4 mins
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    Benjamin Button was literally born an old man. He lived a backwards life, for his body grew younger as the years passed him by. Come and listen to the original, unabridged story by F. Scott Fitzgerald which inspired the movie....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A simple idea perfectly realised

    • By Kaggy on 02-11-17

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    • This Side of Paradise

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Brian D'eon
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald’s pseudo- autobiographical first novel....

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    • The Great Gatsby (Dramatised)

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Bryan Dick, Andrew Scott
    • Length: 1 hr and 53 mins
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    This is a BBC Radio full-cast dramatisation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel, starring Bryan Dick as Nick and Andrew Scott as Jay Gatsby....

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    • Flappers and Philosophers

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: William Dufris
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    First published in 1920, Flappers and Philosophers marked F. Scott Fitzgerald's entry into the realm of the short story...

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    • The Beautiful and Damned

    • By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    F. Scott Fitzgerald's second novel is a savage and haunting satire of the young, rootless postwar generation....

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