The Cruise of the Rolling Junk

Overview


Tales of Scott and Zelda roadtripping, finally back in print
 
In an early series of journalistic pieces for Motor magazine, F. Scott Fitzgerald described a journey he took with his wife Zelda from Connecticut to Alabama in a clapped out automobile which he called the "Rolling Junk." It is a piece of writing whose style, in free-ranging alternation of fact and fiction, has been compared to Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat. This...
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Overview


Tales of Scott and Zelda roadtripping, finally back in print
 
In an early series of journalistic pieces for Motor magazine, F. Scott Fitzgerald described a journey he took with his wife Zelda from Connecticut to Alabama in a clapped out automobile which he called the "Rolling Junk." It is a piece of writing whose style, in free-ranging alternation of fact and fiction, has been compared to Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat. This book collects together the articles as one text, illustrated with the original illustrations of Fitzgerald, Zelda, and the "Junk."
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"As an entertaining diversion, [The Cruise of Rolling] Junk hits the mark...[it] is a rediscovered gem." —The Rumpus
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843914624
  • Publisher: Hesperus Press
  • Publication date: 11/17/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 964,703
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940), one of America’s greatest novelists, encapsulated the ethos of a generation in his fiction. His acknowledged masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, stands as one of the high points of 20th-century literature. Paul Theroux is an award-winning travel writer and author whose books include Dark Star Safari, A Dead Hand, and Hotel Honolulu.
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    1. Also Known As:
      Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (real name)
    1. Date of Birth:
      September 24, 1896
    2. Place of Birth:
      St. Paul, Minnesota
    1. Date of Death:
      December 21, 1940

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