Heartbreaker

As literary memorabilia goes, $5.8 million is a lot to spend. But if you’re interesting in owning the home where F. Scott Fitzgerald learned all about unrequited love, it’s on the market. The mansion in tony Lake Forest, Illinois, as a story in the Chicago Sun-Times points out, was the home of a the King family, whose teenage daughter Genevre was something of a femme fatale for young Fitzgerald: “The romance lasted a few years, but eventually Genevre got tired of toying with F. Scott Fitzgerald’s affections and gave him the boot. He went on to write The Great Gatsby as well as numerous other short stories in which a rich, beautiful, but self-absorbed young woman spurns a lovelorn young man.”

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