It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides." — Jules Verne, 22 years old, c.
Scott Fitzgerald was born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on September in St. His namesake (and second cousin three times removed on his father's side) was Francis Scott Key, who wrote the lyrics to the "Star-Spangled Banner.