F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is widely regarded as one of the greatest American novels of all time. Fitzgerald gained a reputation as being urbane and sophisticated and a chronicler of the international experience of young socialites like him. His relationship with his wife Zelda caught the nation's attention and helped define some of the panache of the Roaring Twenties . In addition to Gatsby, Fitzgerald is the author of This Side of Paradise and The Beautiful and the Damned . Since he was a celebrity author and author of legendary work, it was inevitable that his prose would be widely adapted for radio. We salute Francis Scott Fitzgerald's birth on this day in 1896.