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The 1920s

The 1920s

F. Scott Fitzgerald in The 1920s

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) was a prominent American writer of the "Lost Generation," the author of novels including This Side of Paradise, Tender is the Night, and—most famously—The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald achieved huge fame and success by his mid-twenties, and later struggled to live up to the expectations he had created for his own work. He died of alcoholism at the age of 44.

For many, the decadent world portrayed in The Great Gatsby remains the defining image of life in America during the Roaring Twenties.

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