F. Scott Fitzgerald was an American author who wrote novels and short stories. Most of his writings are of the Jazz Age. The Great Gatsby was written while he was in France with his wife and daughter. It was first published on April 10, 1925. He made this book to have "Gatsby stands for a deeper malaise in the culture---a sickness that drives young men to think that riches can obliterate the past and capture the hearts of the girls of their dreams." He wanted to portray the theme of the american dream.
Scott lived from September 24, 1896 to December 21. 1940. He was considered a legacy to many. His work and legend has enlightened writers ever since his first publication. Scott was happily married to Zelda Fitzgerald in New York's St. Patricks Cathedral. Together, they had one child who they named Frances Scott Fitzgerald on October 26, 1921.