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Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

Author(s): Therese Anne Fowler

Location(s): France, French Riviera (Cote d'Azur), New York City (NYC), Paris, United States (USA)

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): First half 20th century

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When beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre meets F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance in 1918, she is seventeen and he is a young army lieutenant. Before long, Zelda has fallen for him, even though Scott isn’t wealthy or prominent or even a Southerner and keeps insisting, absurdly, that his writing will bring him both fortune and fame. When he sells his first novel, she optimistically boards a train to New York, to marry him and take the rest as it comes.
What comes, here at the dawn of the Jazz Age, is unimagined success and celebrity that will make Scott and Zelda legends in their own time. Each place they go becomes a playground: New York City, Long Island, Hollywood, Paris, and the French riviera – where they join the endless party of the glamorous, sometimes doomed Lost Generation that includes Ernest Hemingway, Sara and Gerald Murphy, and Gertrude Stein.
Everything seems new and possible, but not even Jay Gatsby’s parties go on forever. Who is Zelda, other than the wife of a famous – sometimes infamous – husband? With brilliant insight and imagination, Therese Anne Fowler brings us Zelda’s irresistible story as she herself might have told it.

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This is the story of F Scott Fitzgerald and  his wife, Zelda, from her perspective.They meet in 1918 in Montgomery, Alabama and ends with Scott’s death in 1940. These are the crazy, hedonistic years,...

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This a novel I plucked from the TF bookshelf. It is a cover that has always caught my eye and the time has finally come to read and review it! Zelda Sayre is turning...

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