Amazon’s Z Explores the Passionate Tumultuous Life of the Original Gatsby Girl.
She was beautiful, impulsive, carefree, and determined to make a name for herself. Zelda Fitzgerald, the subject of a new Amazon series, was the iconic woman of the 1920s Jazz Age and the inspiration for many of writer F. Scott Fitzgerald’s female characters. Read More
Scott & Zelda–A Marriage on Fire
F. Scott Fitzgerald met Zelda Sayre while he was stationed in Alabama, serving in the United States Army during the First World War—just as Jay Gatsby first meets Daisy in the backstory to The Great Gatsby. Read More
Fitzgerald: Master of Love, Longing and Popular Girls
In a 1922 letter to his agent, Harold Ober, F. Scott Fitzgerald expressed frustration that one of his most creative stories, “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,” didn’t fetch as much money in the…Read More
F. Scott Fitzgerald and His Independent, Impetuous, and Amazing American Girl(s)
By the time he published The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald was already one of the best-known authors in America. His fame had begun years earlier with the bestselling novel, This Side of Paradise, which sold out in 24 hours and went through 12 re-printings. Read More
The First Gatsby Girls Have Stories to Tell
The Great Gatsby is often recognized as one of the 20th century’s great love stories. Although Fitzgerald deviates in some crucial ways from the model for the romance as we popularly understand it—the story’s narrated by the best friend, for one thing, and of course we don’t get … Read More
All About F. Scott Fitzgerald
He was the voice of a generation. He expressed the yearnings, exuberance, and impatience of young Americans entering the modern age. Read More
Fitzgerald and His Stories: Hot Topics on Video
She was an impulsive, fashionable and carefree 1920s woman who embodied the essence of the Gatsby Girl — F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda. As Fitzgerald said, “I married the heroine of my stories.” All of the eight short stories contained in this collection were inspired by Zelda. Read More
Love to Talk Books? Check Out Our Gatsby Girls Discussion Guide
This discussion guide has been created for book club groups or others who are interested in exploring the F. Scott Fitzgerald short stories collected in the book, Gatsby Girls. The stories in the collection first appeared in the Saturday Evening Post in the 1920s Read More
The Great Gatsby on the Big Screen
The Great Gatsby follows Fitzgerald-like, would-be writer Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) as he leaves the Midwest and comes to New York City in the spring of 1922, an era of loosening morals, glittering jazz and bootleg kings. Chasing his own American Dream, Nick lands next door to a mysterious, party-giving millionaire, Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and across the bay… Read More
50 Fitzgerald Fun Facts
1. While at Princeton, FS was on academic probation.
2. In the spring of 1917, FSF dropped out of school to avoid being expelled.
3. FSF enlisted in the Army in 1917 and was commissioned a second lieutenant.
4. Fearful that he would die in WWI, FSF wrote his first novel in the weeks between his enlistment and the day he… Read More
Listen to Gatsby Girls Audio Book
Fitzgerald’s stories, first published by the Post between 1920 and 1922, brought the Jazz Age and the flapper to life and confirmed that America was changing faster than ever before. Listen to the stories that made F. Scott Fitzgerald one of the…Listen Here
Stop the Presses! Gatsby Girls Is Here
BroadLit, a romance Transmedia company, in partnership with SD Entertainment, an intellectual property studio, is delighted to re-publish works written by one of America’s most legendary fiction writers for the Saturday Evening Post. In story after story, the heroines of Fitzgerald’s stories were reckless and frivolous and happy. Read More
The Reviews Are In!
“Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 – December 21, 1940) was an American author of novels and short stories, whose works are the paradigm writings of the Jazz Age, a term he coined himself. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. Fitzgerald is considered a member of the “Lost Generation” of the 1920s. He finished four novels. Read More
“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it’s these things I’d believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn’t all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.” F. Scott Fitzgerald