Recently, I was feeling inspired by several posts from the awesome Logical Quotes. I decided that I wanted to turn some of them into a new series!
Here’s the original post that started it all:
Welcome to my “Awesome Authors” debut. I plan to publish a new post about a different author every few weeks.
I first learned about F. Scott Fitzgerald in high school. We had to read The Great Gatsby (1925) for one of my English classes. I quickly fell head over heels for the book, and the man who wrote it. This is one book that I re-read, at least once, every single year.
After reading this thought-provoking novel, I ended up doing a significant research paper / project on Fitzgerald and his other works.
He published four novels before his death in 1940, including The Great Gatsby, and one was released posthumously.
This Side of Paradise (1920)
The Beautiful and the Damned (1922)
Tender is the Night (1934)
The Last Tycoon (1941)
Fitzgerald was also known for his novellas and collections of short stories.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (1922)
- First published in Colliers Magazine
- Later anthologized in Tales of the Jazz Age
- Occasionally published as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Jazz Age Stories
Tales of the Jazz Age (1922)
While researching for this post, I was excited to learn that a new short story collection is being published in April!
- I’d Die For You. And Other Lost Stories, edited by: Anne Margaret Daniel (New York: Simon & Schuster, April 2017)
Working on this new series of posts has made me want to add Fitzgerald’s books and stories to my next TBR update. Other than Gatsby, the last time I read his other works was around 2006-2007, and I want to read them from an adult’s perspective, rather than a senior in high school for a class assignment.
Look for the next installment of Awesome Authors some time in February!
Until the next headline, Laura Beth 🙂
Oh God, he’s one of my favorites!
Right?! He’s a gem. The time period that he lived in and wrote about is just absolutely fascinating to me.
I love him! It’s fascinating. What’s your favorite?
My favorite is The Great Gatsby!
Mine too! One of my favorite books in general
Definitely. It’s one of those books that I re-read every year.
Me too. That and Wuthering heights which is my favorite.
Awesome! I’m on a mission to read all of Austen’s works (eventually). Seeing them played out on the Wishbone TV series made me fall in love!
I’ve read all of Jane Austen’s work! some more than once, that’s a great mission.
Fantastic! She’s another author that I want to feature, once I read some of her books, that is.
You should totally do that. I can’t wait to read your opinion on her books!
You got it! It may be a few months from now, but I’m excited to get started!
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