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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tax Returns

William J. Quirk  has analyzed F. Scott Fitzgerald’s tax returns, which were saved by his friend who was helping Fitzgerald’s daughter clear out his possessions after his death. They reveal that he was cautious financially  and kept a detailed record of all his earnings, including royalties of $5.10 from The Great Gatsby. He struggled to make his money last long enough to finish The Great Gatsby, undertaking a trip to Europe on the recommendation of a friend that it was cheap to live, but found his grocery bill to be more expensive than it had been at home.

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