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Overlook Illustrated Lives
A series of illustrated biographies that offer a fresh, intimate portrait of our favorite writers. Incisive, lively text is accompanied by over one hundred evocative images, many in color and some previously unpublished, which depict the writer's world family, friends, and artistic circle together with original book jackets, letters, and manuscript pages.
Scott Fitzgerald's life reads like on of his own stories: a young man of great promise is beset by alcoholism, debt, insecurity, and in his particular case, the mental instability of his beautiful and eccentric wife, Zelda. Many of the photos in this volume have never been published, including a photo of the location where Fitzgerald and Zelda became engaged, along with paintings by Zelda and pictures of friends and colleagues. Acclaimed Fitzgerald scholar Ruth Prigozy provides fresh insight into the life of the novelist who captured the rise and fall of the Jazz Age.