Zelda Fitzgerald was the 'first American Flapper' and this is her thinly veiled autobiography.
One of the great literary curios of the twentieth century Save Me the Waltz is the first and only novel by the wife of F. Scott Fitzgeraid.
During the years when Fitzgeraid was working on Tender is the Night, which many critics consider to be his masterpiece, Zelda Fitzgerald was preparing her own story, which strangely parallels the narrative of her husband, throwing a fascinating light on Scott Fitzgeraid's life and work.
In its own right, it is a vivid and moving story: the confessional of a famous glamour girl of the affluent 1920s and an aspiring ballerina which captures the spirit of an era.
About the Author
Zelda Fitzgerald (1900 - 1948) was an American novelist and the wife of writer F.Scott Fitzgerald. She was an icon of the 1920s. She wrote magazine articles and short stories, and at 27 became obsessed with a career as a ballerina. Zelda was diagnosed with schizophrenia and died in a hospital fire.
"Save Me the Waltz is worth reading partly because anything that illuminates the career of F. Scott Fitzgerald is worth reading-and because it is the only published novel of a brave and talented woman who is remembered for her defeats" -- Matthew Bruccoli * Some Sort of Epic Grandeur: The Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald * "Some of her sentences are so bittersweetly delicious I could eat them" -- Jessica Whiteley * Stylist * "A strangely evocative novel, episodic in structure, painterly in its description, almost hallucinatory in overall effect" * New York Times *