Zelda A Biography by Nancy Milford

$ 8.00

Nancy Milford,' Zelda:  A Biography,' published by Harper & Row, Publishers, 1970.

Zelda A Biography is a 424 page green cloth bound hardcover measuring 9 1/2" x 6 1/4".  There is no dust jacket.  This book has been read and handled but is structurally sound.  The binding is loose but intact and the pages are clean.  There is a small food stain in between the front cover and flyleaf.  There is a crease along the spine and mild staining and bumping to the cloth bound cover.  There is faded silver lettering to the cover and spine, lending to the allure of its biographical subject.  The condition is fair. 

Book Summary

When I was young in the Midwest and had reams of my own, it seemed to me a fine thing to live as the Fitzgeralds had, where every gesture had a special flair that marked it as one's own.  Together they personified the immense lure of the East, of young fame, of dissolution and early death--their sepia-tinted photographs in rotogravure sections across the country:  Scott, in an immaculate Norfolk Jacket, gesturing nervously with a cigarette, Zelda brightly at his side, her clean wild hair brushed back from her face.  But it was not her beauty that was arresting.  It was her style, a sort of insolence toward life, her total lack of caution, her fearless and abundant pride.  If the Fitzgeralds were ghostly figures out of an era that was gone, they had nevertheless made an impact on the American imagination that reverberated into my own generation.  I wanted to know why.  --Author Nancy Milford

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number:  66-20742