Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda Book Summary and Study Guide

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The story of the relationship between Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald, told through their letters to one another with commentary by the editors. This book begins with their first encounter, leads through their somewhat stormy courtship, the glow of the first few years of their marriage, the birth of their daughter, and how they dealt as a couple with separations, mental and physical illness, alcoholism, and loss.
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Plot & Themes

Family, love    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   hubby Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   alcohol    -   mental illness Which institution    -   mental hospital Life in an institution    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American Unusual characteristics:    -   Mentally Ill


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel Century:    -   1930's-1950's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   0-25% of book

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