History Meme > 1/7 Pairings: Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald“You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known- and even that is an understatement.” - Scott to Zelda”Goodnight dear. If you were in my bed it might be the back of your head I was touching, where the hair is short, or it might be up in the front where it makes little caves above your head. But wherever it was, it would be the sweetest place, the sweetest place.” - Zelda to ScottShortly after finishing high school, Zelda Sayre met F. Scott Fitzgerald at a country club dance, but was unimpressed and agreed with her family on his limited financial prospects to provide for a family. With his professed infatuation, a light flirtation evolved into a lengthy long distance courtship of weekly letters. Determined to obtain financial security, and thus Zelda, Fitzgerald increased his writing from articles to his first book. On March 20, 1920, Scribner’s Sons agreed to publish his novel “This Side of Paradise” and Fitzgerald immediately cabled Zelda, who agreed to travel to New York to marry and live with him. The couple wed in New York on April 3, 1920, and later moved to Europe. Their marriage was a tangle of jealousy, resentment and acrimony. Scott used their relationship as material in his novels, even lifting snippets from Zelda’s diary and assigning them to his fictional heroines. The strain of her tempestuous marriage, Scott’s increasing alcoholism, and her growing instability presaged Zelda’s admittance in 1930 to a sanatorium in Maryland, where she was diagnosed with Bipolar disorder. While there, she wrote a semi-autobiographical novel, Save Me the Waltz, which was published in 1932. Scott was furious that she had used material from their life together, though he would go on to do the same, as in Tender Is the Night, published in 1934; the two novels provide contrasting portrayals of the couple’s failing marriage.[x]
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