Praise for the previous edition:
"...this handsomely designed encyclopedia contains a wealth of information...Useful for both general readers and scholars, this valuable reference work belongs in all literary reference collections."Choice
"An essential book for anyone interested in Fitzgerald...The book is the ultimate research tool...excellently written and catalogued."School Library Journal
Known for his masterwork The Great Gatsby and its criticism of American society during the 1920s, F. Scott Fitzgerald claimed the distinction of writing what many consider to be the "great American novel." Critical Companion to F. Scott Fitzgerald studies the legacy of this writer, highlighting significant themes and historical references of his various works. This revised, reorganized, and fully updated revision of F. Scott Fitzgerald A to Z contains extensive updates, including new critical commentary on all Fitzgerald's major novels and short stories. This accessible volume is illustrated with first-edition dust jackets, portraits of Fitzgerald throughout his life, and pictures of friends, relatives, and contemporaries.
- A biography detailing Fitzgerald's life
- Detailed synopses of all Fitzgerald's major and many minor works
- Descriptions of major characters
- Discussions of important people in Fitzgerald's life, including family and friends
- Helpful bibliographies and a chronology of Fitzgerald's life.
Black-and-white photographs and illustrations. Index. Appendix. Bibliographies. Cross-references. Chronology.
About the Author(s)
Mary Jo Tate holds a master's degree in English from the University of South Carolina. She is currently a resident of Mississippi, where she works as an independent scholar and researcher.
Foreword author Matthew J. Bruccoli is one of the world's leading Fitzgerald scholars. He is the curator of the Matthew J. and Arlyn Bruccoli Collection of F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Jefferies Professor of English at the University of South Carolina.