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An F. Scott Fitzgerald Encyclopedia by Robert L. Gale

By Robert L. Gale

F. Scott Fitzgerald is likely one of the so much tough authors of yankee literature. he's identified across the world because the writer of The nice Gatsby (1925), a twentieth-century literary vintage studied through highschool scholars and students alike. yet Fitzgerald used to be an amazingly efficient author regardless of quite a few own problems. From the start of his literary profession with the booklet of This part of Paradise in 1920 to his dying in 1940, he wrote five novels, approximately a hundred and eighty brief tales, various essays and experiences, a lot poetry, a number of performs, and a few movie scripts. even if he wrote swiftly and maybe bleary-eyed, his works quite often express the flashes of his genius. he's celebrated as an emblem of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties, yet underneath all of the glitter for which his prose is legendary, he warns of the risks of private recklessness and praises the redemptive energy of love.

Through enormous quantities of alphabetically prepared entries, this reference publication presents whole insurance of Fitzgerald's lifestyles and writings. the quantity starts off with a chronology that strains his upward push from obscurity to repute, his struggles with alcoholism, and his eventual monetary downfall. The entries that stick to provide a whole and special photo of Fitzgerald and his paintings. They current the fundamental motion in Fitzgerald's novels, brief tales, performs, and poems; determine all named fictional characters and point out their importance; and provides short biographical details for Fitzgerald's family, associates, affiliates. a number of the entries comprise bibliographies which emphasize feedback released after 1990, and the amount closes with a common bibliography of an important wide reviews of Fitzgerald and his works. an intensive index and huge pass references supply extra entry to the wealth of knowledge during this reference publication and help in making it a great tool for a variety of users.

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In ‘‘A Man in the Way,’’ he is a Hollywood producer. Pat Hobby tries to sell Pricilla Smith’s idea to him, only to learn that she is Berners’ current girlfriend. In ‘‘Teamed with Genius,’’ Berners teams Pat Hobby with Rene´ Wilcox. Pat’s attempts to take credit for a script Wilcox mostly wrote backfires. In ‘‘Pat Hobby and Orson Welles,’’ Berners, being out of town, cannot help the temporarily strapped Pat Hobby. In ‘‘Pat Hobby, Putative Father,’’ he asks Pat to escort Sir Singrim Dak Raj and his nephew Prince John Brown Hobby Indore around the lot.

BEMENT, HOWARD. In ‘‘The Bowl,’’ he is a Princeton football player. BEN. In ‘‘The Jelly-Bean,’’ he is a friend James Powell greets at Soda Sam’s before the dance. BEN. In ‘‘A Short Autobiography,’’ he is a fellow drinker in France in 1926. BEN. In Tender Is the Night, he is a sailor whom Tommy Barban and Nicole Diver see fighting on the beach, while they are in their hotel room. BENBOWER, MISS. In ‘‘First Blood,’’ she runs a private school in Chicago that is attended by Josephine Perry. BENDIRI, SAMUELE (‘‘SAMMY’’).

Kampf, the Bibble sisters’ cousin. BIBBLE. In ‘‘He Thinks He’s Wonderful,’’ he is Erminie Gilberte Labouisse Bibble’s father, from New Orleans. He, his wife, and their daughter are visiting George Kampf, his wife, and their son William S. Kampf near St. Paul. Basil Duke Lee meets and delights Erminie, but Bibble is offended by the boy’s egotism. In ‘‘Forging Ahead,’’ the Bibble family again visits Bill Kampf and his family. BIBBLE, ERMINIE GILBERTE LABOUISSE (‘‘MINNIE’’). In ‘‘He Thinks He’s Wonderful,’’ she is a pretty, New Orleans girl, fifteen.

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