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An Ambitious Young Writer

Francis Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, in 1896. His father, Edward Fitzgerald, was a native of Maryland, and his mother, Mollie McQuillan Fitzgerald, was from a wealthy local family; he had one younger sister. When his son was two years old, the elder Fitzgerald moved his family to the East Coast after accepting a position with the large dry

F. Scott Fitzgerald was probably the most gifted and insightful literary chronicler of the Roaring Twenties. (Courtesy of The Library of Congress.) F. Scott Fitzgerald was probably the most gifted and insightful literary chronicler of the Roaring Twenties. (Courtesy of The Library of Congress.)

goods firm of Procter and Gamble, but they returned in 1908 when he lost this job. From then on the family lived on Mollie's inheritance. Some commentators have traced Fitzgerald's lifelong anxiety about financial failure to his father's inability to support the family.

As a boy, Fitzgerald always loved writing. His first publication, a detective story, appeared in the school newspaper...

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