By Robert L. Gale
F. Scott Fitzgerald is likely one of the such a lot tough authors of yankee literature. he's recognized the world over because the writer of The nice Gatsby (1925), a twentieth-century literary vintage studied by way of highschool scholars and students alike. yet Fitzgerald used to be an amazingly efficient author regardless of a number of own problems. From the start of his literary occupation with the book of This part of Paradise in 1920 to his loss of life in 1940, he wrote five novels, approximately a hundred and eighty brief tales, a variety of essays and experiences, a lot poetry, numerous performs, and a few movie scripts. even if he wrote rapidly and maybe bleary-eyed, his works mainly convey the flashes of his genius. he's celebrated as a logo of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties, yet underneath the entire glitter for which his prose is legendary, he warns of the hazards of non-public recklessness and praises the redemptive strength of love.
Through 1000s of alphabetically prepared entries, this reference e-book presents entire assurance of Fitzgerald's existence and writings. the amount starts off with a chronology that strains his upward push from obscurity to popularity, his struggles with alcoholism, and his eventual monetary downfall. The entries that persist with provide an entire and distinctive photo of Fitzgerald and his paintings. They current the basic motion in Fitzgerald's novels, brief tales, performs, and poems; establish all named fictional characters and point out their value; and provides short biographical details for Fitzgerald's kinfolk, acquaintances, affiliates. the various entries comprise bibliographies which emphasize feedback released after 1990, and the amount closes with a normal bibliography of an important wide stories of Fitzgerald and his works. a radical index and wide pass references supply extra entry to the wealth of knowledge during this reference publication and help in making it a great tool for a variety of users.
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The book was dedicated to Shane Leslie,* George Jean Nathan,* and Max Perkins,* all of whom had helped Fitzgerald. Notable in the novel are patterns of imagery concerned with communication; dirt, disease, and decay; light and darkness; and water. The Beautiful and Damned was printed three times in 1922 and sold 50,000 copies. Fitzgerald disliked the movie version of the novel made by Warner Brothers in 1922. Bibliography: Amy J. Elias, ‘‘The Composition and Revision of The Beautiful and Damned,’’ Princeton University Library Chronicle 51 (Spring 1990): 245–66; Robert Roulston, ‘‘The Beautiful and Damned: The Alcoholic’s Revenge,’’ Literature and Psychology 27, no.
BAKER 15 BACON, DR. In ‘‘The Freshest Boy,’’ he is a handsome Episcopalian clergyman, fifty, now the headmaster at St. Regis. He grounds Basil Duke Lee and criticizes him, but relents and lets him go to New York accompanied by Rooney. In ‘‘The Perfect Life,’’ he commends Basil for playing football well against Exeter. BADENUFF (‘‘BADDY’’). In ‘‘The Prince of Pests,’’ he is the chancellor of a Shakespeare-Goethe league and does quick research on Daniel Webster for the Kaiser. BAEDEKER. In The Great Gatsby, this is the name of girls Nick Carraway remembers as being among Jay Gatsby’s summer guests.
BLACKBUCK. In The Great Gatsby, this is the name of a supercilious ‘‘clan’’ Nick Carraway lists on a timetable as among Jay Gatsby’s summer guests. BLAINE, AMORY. In This Side of Paradise, he is the spoiled son, born in spring 1896, of Beatrice O’Hara Blaine and Stephen Blaine, who live in the Minneapolis area. After a hit-or-miss Catholic upbringing, Amory attends St. Regis, a Connecticut preparatory school, and Princeton, where he makes many friends and goes on escapades. Monsignor Thayer Darcy is his steadying influ- 36 BLAINE, BEATRICE O’HARA ence.
An F. Scott Fitzgerald Encyclopedia by Robert L. Gale