The Great Gatsby Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

  • Born September 24,1896
  • St. Paul, MN
  • 2nd cousin of Francis Scott Key
  • Moved to Buffalo, NY with family in 1898
  • Catholic parents
  • Catholic school
  • Early on, had a fascination with literature
  • Family moved back to Minesotta in 1908
  • 1911 - Parents send him to Newman School in NJ
  • 1913- Graduates from Newman School and begins attending Princeton University
  • 1917- Drops out of Princeton, joins Army a and begins career as a writer
  • 1919- Finishes revising his first novel, The Romantic Egoist and marries Zelda Sayre
  • 1925- Great Gatsby is Written
  • 1940- Death by Heart Attack


Jay Gatsby, Nick Carraway, Daisy Buchanan, Tom Buchanan, Myrtle Wilson, Jordan Baker, Meyer Wolfsheim, George B. Wilson, Henry Gatz (Mr. Gatz)


  • The "roaring" 20's
  • East Egg/West Egg
  • Long Island/NYC
  • Gatsby's Mansion
  • Tom & Daisy's Mansion
  • Summer time
  • The Valley of Ashes


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