Zelda Fitzgerald: The Roaring ’20s Icon

by Sara Hodon

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was one of the most celebrated figures of the 1920s.  Along with her husband, novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda epitomized the spirit of the times: carefree, fun-loving, and living for the moment.  In the early 1920s, Scott and Zelda had the world at their feet.  Fitzgerald was a rising star in the literary world with the publication of his first novel, This Side of Paradise, and was seen as the unofficial spokesman for an entire generation.  Zelda, meanwhile, is credited as being the first true "flapper" and symbol of the age in her own right.

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