Fool for Love: F. Scott Fitzgerald Book Summary and Study Guide

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In Scott Donaldson's biography of author F. Scott Fitzgerald, a fresh perspective of his works is examined through Fitzgerald's many obsessions with love. Ranging from childhood sweethearts to his final companion, Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham, the book discusses more than just his wife Zelda's impact on her husband's work. Each relationship is examined in conjunction with various female characters in his novels. The biography also provides a history of Fitzgerald's alcoholism.
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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   writer Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Family, hate    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Wife The difficult family member    -   is mentally ill Phys disability/mental struggle?    -   Yes Struggle with    -   alcohol Period of greatest activity?    -   1900+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Europe    -   Yes Century:    -   1900-1920's

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   thoughtful Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue in bio?    -   little dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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