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March 10, 2014

Scott & Zelda.

F. Scott Fitzgerald    (1896 - 1940)

F. Scott Fitzgerald
(1896 – 1940)

By Steve King

On this day in 1948, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s wife, Zelda, and eight other patients were killed in a fire at the Highland Mental Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina. This was eighteen years after Zelda’s first mental breakdown and eight years after Scott’s fatal heart attack — a world away from the Jazz Age they helped to define, and which helped to defeat them.

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