[[quoteright:238:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Francis-Scott-Key-Fitzgerald-September-24-1896-December-21-1940-celebrities-who-died-young-31651814-397-500_1632.jpg]]'''Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald''' was an American author that is well known as the chronicler (and [[TropeNamers namer]]) of the [[TheRoaringTwenties Jazz Age.]] Throughout his career he wrote five novels and many short stories.He was born 1896 in Minnesota. He [[TheAlcoholic liked to drink]] and party and wrote his novels in order to support that lifestyle for his wife. The materialistic and hedonistic tendencies of his peers are reflected in his works, as is plenty of angst about the appropriateness of all that partying after WWI. While courting his future wife, Zelda, he completed his first novel ''This Side Of Paradise''. The works that followed were a river of short stories, ''The Beautiful And Damned'', ''Literature/TenderIsTheNight'', ''The Love Of The Last Tycoon'', and his most famous work, ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby.'' The critical and commercial popularity of Fitzgerald's work faded during his lifetime, and he finished his career as a script doctor in Hollywood. His critical reputation was revived following his death, with ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'' emerging as a strong contender for the UsefulNotes/GreatAmericanNovel.
!!Works by F. Scott Fitzgerald with their own trope pages include:
!!Other works by F. Scott Fitzgerald provide examples of:
* AuthorExistenceFailure: ''The Love Of The Last Tycoon'' wasn't finished by the time he kicked the bucket, but eventually got published after his friend Edmund Wilson finished it up using the manuscript.
* CelebrityParadox: In ''The Beautiful and Damned,'' one character mentioned a new book called ''This Side of Paradise'' that's just been released.
* DotingParent: Beatrice to Amory, ''This Side of Paradise.''
* GodIsDead: "A new generation dedicated more than the last to the fear of poverty and the worship of success; grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken." -- ''''
* GoodShepherd[=/=]IrishPriest: Monsignor Darcy, Amory's mentor in ''This Side of Paradise.''
* IvyLeague: F. Scott Fitzgerald attended Princeton University. Amory, a character in ''This Side of Paradise'' who Fitzgerald based on himself, also attends Princeton.
* TheOneThatGotAway: Rosalind in ''This Side Of Paradise.''
* TheRoaringTwenties: Fitzgerald ''coined'' "the Jazz Age" and lived it up.
* WorthlessYellowRocks: "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz"