Overview

"A generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken", was how F. Scott Fitzgerald defined his age. Perhaps nowhere in American fiction is this statement better exemplified than in Fitzgerald's first two volumes of short fiction: Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age. Penguin's new Jazz Age Stories gathers all of these early pieces in one volume, which together capture the shine and seductive sound of early American jazz, the scandalous affronts to religious pieties, the nights of drunken revelry,
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Jazz Age Stories

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Overview

"A generation grown up to find all Gods dead, all wars fought, all faiths in man shaken", was how F. Scott Fitzgerald defined his age. Perhaps nowhere in American fiction is this statement better exemplified than in Fitzgerald's first two volumes of short fiction: Flappers and Philosophers and Tales of the Jazz Age. Penguin's new Jazz Age Stories gathers all of these early pieces in one volume, which together capture the shine and seductive sound of early American jazz, the scandalous affronts to religious pieties, the nights of drunken revelry, and the impending doom of financial, moral, and intellectual dissolution. Spanning the early twentieth-century American landscape -- the Minnesota of his youth, the Princeton college years, the squalor and opulence of New York -- this collection contains unforgettable images of modern America, and eloquently expresses Fitzgerald's theme of the enchantment and disillusionment of materialism. Jazz Age Stories includes "The Ice Palace", "Bernice Bobs Her Hair", and "A Diamond as Big as The Ritz".
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101200018
  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/1/1998
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 539,940
  • File size: 563 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction
Suggestions for Further Reading
A Note on the Text
Acknowledgments
The Offshore Pirate 5
The Ice Palace 35
Head and Shoulders 59
The Cut-Glass Bowl 83
Bernice Bobs Her Hair 102
Benediction 126
Dalyrimple Goes Wrong 142
The Four Fists 159
The Jelly-Bean 177
The Camel's Back 195
May Day 221
Porcelain and Pink 270
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz 280
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button 318
Tarquin of Cheapside 343
"O Russet Witch!" 350
The Lees of Happiness 379
Mr. Icky 400
Jemina 407
Appendix 413
Explanatory Notes 417
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