Before Gatsby / Edition 1

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Overview

For the first time, the short stories F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote before he began work on what would become his great American novel, The Great Gatsby, have been collected in one volume. Originally published between 1919 and 1923, these twenty-six stories—many of which appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and two earlier collections, Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age—document the striking development of Fitzgerald's professionalism and short-story craftsmanship during his twenties. Edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli, the foremost expert on Fitzgerald, the annotated and illustrated collection reproduces period artwork—including magazine illustrations, advertisements, and photographs—that provides a rich contextual backdrop for understanding the ways American life shaped Fitzgerald's fiction.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Fitzgerald's continued popularity remains nothing short of remarkable, although much of his literary reputation rests on Gatsby's impeccably tailored shoulders. But Fitzgerald made his money on short stories, and this volume collects his initial 26 pieces, most of which first appeared in the Saturday Evening Post. Laying the stories end to end, one can see the progression Fitzgerald made as a writer leading up to the construction of his first masterpiece. The stories also include the original illustrations (56 in all) as well as reproductions of manuscript pages, ads, magazine covers, and tables of contents, plus explanatory notes and other goodies provided by editor Bruccoli, the world's foremost authority on Fitzgerald. Though these stories are available in separate collections, having them spliced together makes this a worthy purchase for all libraries. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570033711
  • Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 5/29/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 588
  • Sales rank: 833,303
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction
Textual and Editorial Policy
Jemina, the Mountain Girl 1
Babes in the Woods 6
Tarquin of Cheapside 17
The Debutante (A One-Act Play) 27
The Four Fists 43
Dalyrimple Goes Wrong 59
The Smilers 75
Porcelain and Pink (A One-Act Play) 83
Benediction 95
The Cut-Glass Bowl 111
Head and Shoulders 129
Mr. Icky: The Quintessence of Quaintness in One Act 155
Myra Meets His Family 165
The Ice Palace 187
The Camel's Back 212
Bernice Bobs Her Hair 237
The Offshore Pirate 262
May Day 293
The Jelly-Bean 341
The Lees of Happiness 361
His Russet Witch 380
Two For a Cent 409
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz 423
The Popular Girl 461
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 501
Winter Dreams 525
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