Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda : The Love Letters of F.Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, Paperback

Dear Scott, Dearest Zelda : The Love Letters of F.Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Paperback

Edited by Cathy W. Barks, Jackson R. Bryer

5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


Through his alcoholism and her mental illness, his career highs (and lows) and her institutional confinement, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald's devotion to each other endured for more than twenty-two years.

Now, for the first time, the story of the love of these two glamorous and hugely talented writers can be given in their own letters.

Introduced by an extensive narrative of the Fitzgeralds' marriage, the 333 letters - three-quarters of them previously unpublished or out of print - have been edited by the noted Fitzgerald scholars, Jackson R.

Bryer and Cathy W. Barks. They are illustrated throughout with a generous selection of familiar and unpublished photographs.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432 pages, Illustrations, facsims., ports.
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780747566014



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This was a great read. These are the saddest, most beautiful letters I've ever read. Zelda really was an amazing writer. I think I prefer her letters to her fiction. Don't read this unless you want your heart broken a million times.

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One of the better books I've read in the last couple of years, and no doubt my favorite non-fiction book of all time. Zelda wrote the most lyrical and beautiful letters I have ever read. Especially interesting is her evolution from a flighty teen to a woman with serious literary and artistic aspirations, which makes the letters towards the end of the book, when her mental state is deteriorating from letter to letter, especially heartrending. Strongly recommended if you are interested in the Fitzgeralds, 1920s literature, or love.

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