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The detective story soon expanded to novel length. The French author Emile
Gaboriau's L' Affaire Lerouge ( 1 866) was an enormously successful novel that
had several sequels. Wilkie Collins' The Moonstone (1868) remains one of the
The first two volumes of a projected trilogy of novels based on the life of the
American transportation magnate Charles T. Yerkes, The Financier (1912) and
The Titan (1914), followed. Dreiser recorded his experiences on a trip to Europe
in A ...
Zelda broke their engagement, and, after an epic drunk, Fitzgerald retired to St.
Paul to rewrite for the second time a novel he had begun at Princeton. In the
spring of 1920 it was published, he married Zelda, and riding in a taxi one
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