A four-page, nearly 100-year-old handwritten letter from F. Scott Fitzgerald sold for $37,987 at a Boston auction to a Fitzgerald fan living in New Jersey. The letter is thought to have been written in the late 1920s. It was from “Mr. Fitzgerald” in Paterson, N.J., replying to commentary on his book This Side of Paradise, which says one of the main characters was based upon himself, and that the character “Rosalind Connage” was based on Zelda Sayre, who would become Fitzgerald’s wife. Also included in the lot was an autographed photo of Zelda. The signature included a reference to This Side of Paradise.

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