Finalist, National Book Awards 1971 for Arts And Letters

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Nancy Milford

Nancy Milford (born March 26, 1938, in Dearborn, Michigan) is an American biographer. She is best known for her book Zelda about F. Scott Fitzgerald's wife Zelda Fitzgerald. More about this author >

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Zelda Sayre began as a Southern beauty, became an international wonder, and died by fire in a madhouse. With her husband, F. Scott Fitzgerald, she moved in a golden aura of excitement, romance, and promise. The epitome of the Jazz Age, together they rode the crest of the era: to its collapse and their own.

From years of exhaustive research, Nancy Milford brings alive the tormented, elusive personality of Zelda and clarifies as never before her relationship with Scott Fitzgerald. Zelda traces the inner disintegration of a gifted, despairing woman, torn by the clash between her husband’s career and her own talent.