In 1919, He Only Earned $879.
One year later, he made 20 times that.
“No decent career was ever founded on a public.” F. Scott Fitzgerald
It’s hard to imagine the author of “The Great Gatsby” being so poor in 1919, Zelda, his prospective bride, thought of marrying someone else. Then imagine him — like his stories — turning the whole plot around, earning a whopping $17,687 the following year…